Amulet of Ra-Horakhty
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7652 A, room IV, Notes: Egypt (Giza)
Length: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of a squatting, falcon-headed man probably represents the solar god Ra-Horakhty, since he is wearing a solar disk on his head. Since Ra-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets like this one were thought to help guarantee perpetual rebirth in the afterlife. The amulet is made of gold sheet with impressed decoration.
From Giza, G 7652 A, 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: April 29, 1929)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition