Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, rm 5
Overall: 1.3 x 1 cm (1/2 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.
From Egypt, Giza, G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room 5. 1929 : 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