Amulet of Horus
Late Period, Dyn. 26–Hellenistic Period (Ptolema
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Other: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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A number of Egyptian gods are portrayed as falcon-headed humans, making it difficult to identify those without distinguishing crowns. However, when the god wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt he is almost certainly Horus. This blue glazed faience amulet of shows a full-length, striding figure of the god, wearing the double crown of kingship.
From Giza: G 7652A, Room VIII [Excav. date] April 28,1929. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition