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Amulet of Re-Horakhty

This amulet of a standing, falcon-headed man probably represents the solar god Re-Horakhty, since he is wearing a sun disc on his head. Since Re-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets like this one were thought to help guarantee perpetual rebirth in the afterlife. The amulet is...

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Provenance

By 1922: Mrs. Francis C. Lowell Collection; 1922: given by Mrs. Francis C. Lowell to the MFA. (Accession date: May 4, 1922)

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period or later, About 1070–30 B.C.

Accession Number

22.561

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets