Amulet of Horus or Sokar
Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynast
Height x width: 2.1 x 1.1 cm (13/16 x 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of a seated, mummiform, falcon-headed god may represent one of a number of falcon-headed deities, most likely Horus or Sokar. Amulets like this were believed to offer protection in the afterlife. The amulet has a loop at the back for suspension. It is made of pale blue-green faience.
By 1909: purchased in Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith; 1909: on loan to the MFA; 1911: purchased by the MFA through funds provided by Mary S. Ames.
(Accession date: August 3, 1911.)
Gift of Miss Mary S. Ames