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Well-made faience [amulet] of hawk-headed Horus with [double] crown [of Upper and Lower Egypt]; green glaze. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-11-119
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7757 A, N room (I)
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.3 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 29.2559
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/16/1929
  • 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 7757

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 2