Amulet of Horus

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7525 Y

Dimensions

Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.968

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition