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Amulet of Ra-Horakhty as a falcon

This amulet made of impressed gold sheet represents the solar god Re-Horakhty as a falcon with outspread, drooping wings. He wears the sun's disk on his head and holds the heiroglyphic symbol for eternity is each foot. Because Re-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets of him were...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 7652 A, room IV. 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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

29.1310

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets