Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In 7691 A, in debris of grave
Overall: 1.2 x 1 x 0.3 cm (1/2 x 3/8 x 1/8 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.
From Giza, Egypt, in 7691A, in debris of grave, 1928 : 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