Amulet of a falcon

Egyptian
Late Period


Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 2.2 cm (1 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1291

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This finely carved amulet of a falcon has elaborate facial and wing details. The front of the base is broken. It is made of lightly-polished lapis lazuli.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way