Amulet of a falcon

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7000

Dimensions

Length x height x thickness: 1.3 x 1.8 x 1 cm (1/2 x 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-645

Medium or Technique

Faience

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.

Middle fragment of a Hawk amulet. Ring at back of neck for suspension. Light blue glaze. Pale cream-colored paste, soft.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition