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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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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Giza, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets