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Amulet of Horus as a falcon

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This well made amulet of pale 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. The upper part of the crown is missing. Because...

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From Giza, G 7752 A, debris of room. 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: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 4.2 x 3.3 cm (1 5/8 x 1 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets