Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Length: 2.5 cm (1 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.
Faience, faded green glaze. White crown on head.
From Giza: Avenue 2, S. of G 7420. [Excav. date] January 12, 1925. Photo B 5799. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition