Amulet of Horus
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7525 Y
Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 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, the funerary function of certain Late Period amulets makes an identification as Horus likley. This amulet of unpolished, gray-green stone is one such amulet.
From Giza, G 7525 Y. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition