Amulet of a falcon

Egyptian
Hellenistic (Ptolemaic Dynasty)–Roman Imperial
332 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.309

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This bronze amulet takes the shape of a falcon. Due to the condition of the bronze, little detailing remains evident and the surface is rough. There is a ring on the back of the head for suspension.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription