Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7000
Length x height x thickness: 1.3 x 1.8 x 1 cm (1/2 x 11/16 x 3/8 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.
Middle fragment of a Hawk amulet. Ring at back of neck for suspension. Light blue glaze. Pale cream-colored paste, soft.
From Egypt, Giza, Street 7000. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition