Amulet of a falcon

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite

Dimensions

Overall: 6.8 x 2.5 x 3 cm (2 11/16 x 1 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45929

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet of a falcon. White faience, very porous surface a good deal spotted with brown. Two feet and tail are both broken off. Suspension ring on back.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription