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Amulet of Horus as a falcon

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This well-carved amulet of striated green and white chalcedony represents the god Horus in the form of a falcon. Although Egypt, and later Nubia, had numerous falcon deities, this one is probably identifiable as Horus because he wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. Because Horus was...

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From Meroe (Beg. S), tomb 91. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: March 1, 1923)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Harsiyotef or his succe, 404–353 B.C.


Meroe (Beg. S), Nubia (Sudan)


Length: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Banded chalcedony


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets