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Amulet of Horus as a falcon on a standard

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This bronze amulet depicts represents the god Horus in the form of a falcon perched upon a standard comprised of a cylindrical rod supporting a platform. Although Egypt and Nubia had numerous falcon deities, this one is identifiable as Horus because he wears the double crown of Upper and Lower...

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Provenance

From Naukratis, scarab factory. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over August 1886. (Accession Date: August 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.815

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets