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Amulet of a falcon-headed god

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Head fragment of figure of Horus, blue glaze, medium hard gray paste.

Provenance

From Giza, Street 7000 South of Isis Temple, debris. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 2.5 cm (1 3/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-694

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets