Amulet of Horus
Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka–Senkamanisken
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. W), Tomb 787
Height: 2.3 cm (7/8 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 faded blue faience with brown incrustations shows a full-length, striding figure of the god, wearing the double crown of kingship. It is pierced at the back of the crown for suspension.
From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb 787. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: January 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition