Amulet of Re-Horakhty
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7000
Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This amulet of a standing, falcon-headed man probably represents the solar god Re-Horakhty, since he is wearing a solar disk on his head. Since Re-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets like this one were thought to help guarantee perpetual rebirth in the afterlife. The amulet is made of dark blue faience and is bored at the back for suspension.
From Giza, G 7000. 1926: 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition