Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris of St 7300
Length: 2.5 x 0.6 cm
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.
Small statuette of falcon, crown and feet broken. Blue-green glaze, grayish-white paste.
From Giza, in debris of St. 7300. 1927 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition