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

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Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

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


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

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets