Amulet of a falcon

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris of St 7300

Dimensions

Length: 2.5 x 0.6 cm

Accession Number

27.1628

Medium or Technique

Glazed 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.

Small statuette of falcon, crown and feet broken. Blue-green glaze, grayish-white paste.

Provenance

From Giza, in debris of St. 7300. 1927 : 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