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Amulet of Re-Horakhty as a falcon

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This bronze amulet represents the solar god Re-Horakhty as a falcon with the sun's disk above his head. Because Re-Horakhty was associated with the rising sun, amulets of him were believed to assist the wearer with rebirth each day in the afterlife. There is a ring on the back of the head for...

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Provenance

1918: given to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson (Accession date: September 12, 1918)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.1 x 2.3 cm (7/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.577

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets