Amulet of Horus

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit 7632 A, AII

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.5 x 0.65 cm (1 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.2436

Medium or Technique

Bronze

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

Provenance

From Giza, pit G 7632 A, AII. 1925: 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: January 19, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition