Amulet of a falcon

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris

Dimensions

Length x width: 4 x 1.2 cm (1 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.1981

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This badly damaged anmulet represents a falcon deity, perhaps Horus or Re-Horakhty. It is now broken in two pieces and the face is missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris. 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.

(Accession date: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition