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Amulet of a falcon

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Railway Point X, South of Mastaba G 7520, fill

Dimensions

Height: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.1779

Medium or Technique

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.

Roughly made, dark green.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition