Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7600 S, Room III
Length: 2 cm (13/16 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.
Gold plate. Incised details. Wings outspread. Seals in claws. [29.1499 - 1514 form a set].
From Giza: G 7600 S, Room III [Excav. date] April 22, 1929. 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