Harwer amulet



Accession Number
EA54222
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
Late Period
Material
Faience
Measurements
Height: 33mm | Width: 9mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
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. It has a dorsal pillar and is pierced behind the waist for suspension. The amulet has been broken and repaired just above the ankles. It likely dates to the Late Period. On long-term loan since 2005 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: 05 Feb 2023

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