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Amulet of a falcon

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 certainly which god is intended. Falcon amulet with a loop on the back to enable it...

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Provenance

From Giza, G 7652A, Room IV. April 29, 1929: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1929: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

29.1231

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets