Harwer amulet



Accession Number
BM54222
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
Late Period
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 33mm | Width: 9mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Harwer (Haroeris)

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Description

A green glazed composition amulet in the form of a striding figure of Harwer (Haroeris). The deity is shown as hawk-headed, wearing the double crown and shendyt kilt, with his arms by his sides. The object has a dorsal pillar, and is pierced behind the waist for suspension. It has been broken and repaired just above the ankles. It is likely Late Period in date, and is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1916 from the Rev. William F. Rose.

Bibliography

Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press. Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 3]

Last modified: 23 Oct 2020

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