Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Ruin of Roman building, inside G 7200 Pt i
Overall: 3.3 x 3.5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of a falcon has a dull red glaze. It is missing the head and one foot and the base is chipped.
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 certainty which god is intended.
From Egypt, Giza Ruin of Roman building, inside G 7200 Pt i. 1927: 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