Amulet of a falcon
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4–6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7521 C
Overall: 1 x 1.7 cm (3/8 x 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is an crudely formed amulet of a falcon with a bored suspension hole on the back.
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, Pit G 7521 C.1925: 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