Amulet of Horus
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris
Width x height: 1.1 x 3.5 cm (7/16 x 1 3/8 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 pale faience amulet of shows a full-length, striding figure of the god, wearing the double crown of kingship.
From Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris. 1927: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 14, 2004)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition