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Amulet of the God Horus as a Falcon

A work made of faience.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Late Period–Ptolemaic Period (664–30 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

This falcon, a representation of Horus, is finely detailed with the feathers and the scales on the legs. The falcon probably originally wore a double crown, which symbolized his rule over Northern and Southern Egypt.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of the God Horus as a Falcon

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 BCE–30 BCE

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

6.9 × 2.8 × 6.8 cm (2 3/4 × 1 1/8 × 2 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, Robert H. Fleming, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1894.356

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