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Amulet of Horus as a falcon

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This amulet of blue-green glazed faience represents the god Horus in the form of a falcon. Although Egypt and Nubia had numerous falcon deities, this one is identifiable as Horus because he wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Because Horus was worshipped as the heroic victor in his...

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Provenance

From Giza, debris of chamber of rock tomb G 7813 Z. 1931: 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: December 14, 2004)

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

Accession Number

31.1859

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets