Amulet of Horus
Third Intermediate Period or later
About 1070–30 B.C.
Length: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A number of Egyptian gods are portrayed as falcon-headed humans, making it difficult to identify those without distinguishing crowns. However, when the god wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt he is almost certainly Horus. This amulet of dull, pale brown faience shows a full-length, striding figure of the god, wearing the double crown of kingship. It is pierced at the back for suspension.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28,1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way