Amulet of Horus as a falcon
Third Intermediate Period or later
About 1070–30 B.C.
Height: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of bright blue glazed faience represents the god Horus in the form of a falcon. Although Egypt had numerous falcon deities, this one is identifiable as Horus because he wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Because Horus was worshipped as the heroic victor in his battle with the god of chaos, Seth, these amulets were belived to protect the wearer from threatening forces.
1902: given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.
(Accession date: October 11,1902)
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren