Amulet of Horus
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, debris of room IV
Overall: 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.6 cm (1/2 x 3/16 x 1/4 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 likley. This amulet made of dark stone is one such amulet.
From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of room IV. 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: December 14, 2004)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition