Amulet of a falcon
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Apollo
Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of gray-white clay or faience has lost virtually all its glaze. Ir representas a falcon standing on base, probablyto be associated with the god Horus. There is a ring fashioned on its back for suspension.
From Naukratis, Temple of Apollo. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent August 1886.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1886)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription