Amulet of Horus
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7661 A, room VII
Length: 2.2 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, the funerary function of certain Late Period amulets makes an identification as Horus likely. This amulet made of lapis lazuli is one such amulet. The beak is now missing.
From Giza, G 7661 A, room VII. 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)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition