Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height: 1.3 cm (1/2 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 impossible to know with certainly which god is intended.
Falcon amulet with a loop on the back to enable it to be strung on a cord.
From Giza, G 7652A, Room IV. April 29, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition