Amulet of Horus

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24
1070–760 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 2.8 x 2 cm (1 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.577

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

January 8, 1974: gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer