Amulet of Re-Horakhty
Third Intermediate Period or later
About 1070–30 B.C.
Height: 2.0 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of a standing, falcon-headed man probably represents the solar god Re-Horakhty, since he is wearing a sun disc on his head. Since Re-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 blue faience and is bored at the back for suspension.
By 1922: Mrs. Francis C. Lowell Collection; 1922: given by Mrs. Francis C. Lowell to the MFA.
(Accession date: May 4, 1922)
Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell