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Amulet of Harpokrates

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Amulet of gray and red faience with most glaze worn off. Horus the Child, striding on a thin rectangular base. Shown characteristically naked with finger raised to mouth and a sidelock side lock of youth. Back of head broken. Comprises a set with objects 85.533-85.534, 85.536-85.537.


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.

Object Place

Tanis (San el-Hagar), Egypt


Height: 7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets