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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 the god's characteristic crown of a solar disk, horns and a uraeus cobra. Since Re-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets like this one were thought to help guarantee...

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From Meroe (Beg. W), tomb 308. 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, Meroitic Period, About A.D. 85–225


Meroe (Beg. W), Nubia (Sudan)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets