Amulet of Ra-Horakhty as a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7652 A, room IV
Length: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)
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This amulet made of impressed gold sheet represents the solar god Re-Horakhty as a falcon with outspread, drooping wings. He wears the sun’s disk on his head and holds the heiroglyphic symbol for eternity is each foot. Because Re-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets of him were believed to assist the wearer with rebirth each day in the afterlife.
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