Amulet of a falcon

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7600 S, Room III

Dimensions

Length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1511

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulets of falcons were popular throughout Egyptian history and were associated with several different deities, most notably Horus and Ra-Horakhty. In the absence of a headdress it is imposible to know with certainly which god is intended.

Gold plate. Incised details. Wings outspread. Seals in claws. [29.1499 - 1514 form a set].

Provenance

From Giza: G 7600 S, Room III [Excav. date] April 22, 1929. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition