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Amulet of Horus

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A number of Egyptian gods are portrayed as falcon-headed humans, making it difficult to identify those without distinguishing crowns. However, when the god wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt he is almost certainly Horus. This amulet of pale green glazed faience with brown...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 3.8 x 0.5 x 1.0 cm (1 1/2 x 3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1929

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets