Amulet of Horus or Sokar
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This lapis lazuli 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.
From Giza. 1927: 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: April 29, 1929)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition