Amulet of a falcon

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19B

Dimensions

Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1117

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Fine white faience; dark blue glaze, somewhat worn. Beak and front of feet and pedestal broken and missing.

Provenance

From Deir-el-Bersha, tomb 19, pit B. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition