Amulet of Re-Horakhty as a falcon

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26–30
664–332 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Tell Dafana

Dimensions

Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.621

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This green glazed faience amulet represents the solar god Re-Horakhty as a falcon with the sun’s disk above his head. Because Re-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets of him were believed to assist the wearer with rebirth each day in the afterlife. There is a ring on the back for suspension. This amulet was part of a set that nicluded 87.614 through 87.624.

Provenance

From the ancient town, near Tell Dafana (Daphnae). 1886: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887.
(Accession date: June 24,1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription