Amulet of a falcon
About 405–353 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid XIX
Length: 2.0 cm (13/16 in.)
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.
From Meroe, (Beg. South), Pyramid XIX. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition