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Amulet of Re-Horakhty as a falcon

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This amulet of bright blue, highly glazed faience 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...

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Provenance

January 8, 1974: gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.8 x 1.8 cm (1 1/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

1974.578

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets