Amulet of Horus
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24
Height x width: 2.8 x 2 cm (1 1/8 x 13/16 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, 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.
January 8, 1974: gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer.
Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer