Amulet of Horus
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7652 A, room VIII
Length: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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 7652 A, room VIII. 1929: 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.
(Accession date: April 29, 1929)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition