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Amulet of a god

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Amulet of silver, possibly depicting the god Horus in human form, shown in a seated pose with arms at his side, wearing the nemes crown with feathered (?) appendage or sun disc atop. Ring fashioned at back for suspension.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30, 380–332 B.C.

Findspot

(Tanis) San el-Hagar, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.628

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets