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Amulet of Horus

A number of Egyptian gods are portrayed as falcon-headed humans, making it difficult to identify those without distinguishing crowns. However, when the god wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt he is almost certainly Horus. This amulet of faded blue faience with brown incrustations...

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Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb 787. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Shabaka–Senkamanisken, 712–623 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. W), Nubia (Sudan)

Accession Number

24.836

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets