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Amulet of a falcon

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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

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

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets