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Amulet of Horus

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7652 A, room lV

Dimensions

Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.1253

Medium or Technique

Faience

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, when the god wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt he is almost certainly Horus. This green glazed faience amulet of shows a full-length, striding figure of the god, wearing the double crown of kingship. It is part of a set that includes 29.1247 through 29.1292.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7652 A, room lV. 1929: 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.

(Accession date: April 29, 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition