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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 blue glazed faience amulet of shows a full-length,...

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Provenance

January 8, 1974: gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–24, 1070–760 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.8 x 2 cm (1 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.577

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets