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Faience [amulet] of [hawk-headed] Horus [with double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt] (cf. 27-4-1116); whitish paste, pale green glaze; part of legs and base broken off and missing. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: ca 1:1

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_27-4-1117
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7450 X II, debris
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.7 cm Width: max: 1.2 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 27.1982
  • Date of Register Entry
    04/16/1927
  • Remarks
    This amulet depicts a striding hawk-headed male deity, wearing the double crown of kingship. A number of Egyptian gods are portrayed as hawk-headed humans, making it difficult to identify those without distinguishing crowns. However, when the god wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt he is almost certainly Horus.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7450

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 3