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Amulet of Re-Horakhty as a falcon

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This amulet of brilliant, deep blue faience represents the solar god Re-Horakhty in the form of a falcon. Although Egypt had numerous falcon deities, this one is probably identifiable as Re-Horakhty because he wears the triple atef crown and sun disk. Such amulets were intended to help guarantee...

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Provenance

1902: given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren. (Accession date: October 11,1902)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period or later, About 1070–30 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.598

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets