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Amulet of Horus

Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
570–526 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, debris of room IV


Overall: 1.2 x 0.5 x 0.6 cm (1/2 x 3/16 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stone (Serpentine?)

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



A number of Egyptian gods are portrayed as falcon-headed humans, making it difficult to identify those without distinguishing crowns. However, the funerary function of certain Late Period amulets makes an identification as Horus likley. This amulet made of dark stone is one such amulet.


From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of room IV. 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: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition