Amulet of Ra-Horakhty as a falcon
Third Intermediate–Hellenistic (Ptolemaic) Period
Place of Origin: Egypt
Height: 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.)
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This bright blue glazed faience amulet represents the solar god Ra-Horakhty as a falcon with the sun’s disk above his head. Because Ra-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets of him were believed to assist the wearer with rebirth each day in the afterlife.
1894: given to the MFA by Mrs. Samuel D. Warren.
(Accession date: October 1,1894)
Gift of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren