Amulet of Re-Horakhty

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 30
380–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tanis (San el-Hagar)

Dimensions

Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.533

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet, made of dark green faience with spotted glaze, worn, represents a standing figure of the solar god Re-Horakhty. He is shown in his characteristic form of a male god with the head of a falcon wearing a sun disc and uraeus cobra on his head. This example is broken and mended at the top and the glaze has faded. There is a hole in the back pillar for suspension. It is part of a set comprised of 85.533-85.537.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription