Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Length: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.) 7 (29.1339-1373 form a set)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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 sheet. Impression. With drooping wings and seals in claws.
From Giza: G 7652A, Room VI [Excav. date] April 29, 1929. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition