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Amulet of a falcon

This badly damaged anmulet represents a falcon deity, perhaps Horus or Re-Horakhty. It is now broken in two pieces and the face is missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris. 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. (Accession date: December 14, 2004)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width: 4 x 1.2 cm (1 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.1981

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets