Amulet of Horus

Egyptian
Late Period, Dyn. 26–Hellenistic Period (Ptolema
664–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Other: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1418

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 blue glazed faience amulet of shows a full-length, striding figure of the god, wearing the double crown of kingship.

Provenance

From Giza: G 7652A, Room VIII [Excav. date] April 28,1929. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition