Amulet of Re-Horakhty
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7652 A, room lV
Length: 2.1 cm (13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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This amulet of a standing, falcon-headed man probably represents the solar god Re-Horakhty, since he is wearing a solar disk 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 pale blue faience and is bored at the back for suspension. It is part of a set that includes 29.1247 through 29.1292.
From Giza, G 7652 A, room lV. 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