Amulet of a falcon
Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7757 A, rm III in fill
Length: 1.1 cm (7/16 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.
Small amulet of hawk: base broken.
From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room III in fill. 1929 : 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