Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Railway Point X, South of Mastaba G 7520, fill
Height: 1.3 cm (1/2 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.
Roughly made, dark green.
From Egypt, Giza, Railway Point X, South of Mastaba G 7520, fill. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition