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Amulet of Re-Horakhty

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This amulet of a standing, falcon-headed man probably represents the solar god Re-Horakhty, since he is wearing the god's characteristic headdress of a triple atef crown with horns, uraeii and a solar disk. Since Re-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets like this one were thought...

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Provenance

From Giza. 1928: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: April 29, 1929)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29.1680

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets