Amulet of a falcon

Nubian
Napatan Period
About 405–353 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid XIX

Dimensions

Length: 2.0 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12384

Medium or Technique

Gray stone

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition