Amulet of a falcon-headed god
Third Intermediate Period or later
Height: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A number of Egyptian gods are portrayed as falcon-headed humans, making it difficult to identify those without distinguishing crowns. Tsis example is made of purple-gray faience with no surviving glaze. The standng figure now has the lower part of the legs and feet broken off. In addition, the left arm is broken off at the elbow. There is an incised hieroglyphic text on the back.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way