Amulet of a falcon

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
2350–2170 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 1.2 x 1.8 x 0.3 cm (1/2 x 11/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

35.1504

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Carnelian. Longitudinal stringing hole below head. Perfect.

Provenance

By 1935: with Mrs. Adelaide Hammond; 1935: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Adelaide Hammond.*
(Accession date: October 3, 1935)

*Fourteen amulets, 35.1496-35.1509, were purchased as a group for $50.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund