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Amulet of a falcon

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This amulet of a falcon has a dull red glaze. It is missing the head and one foot and the base is chipped. 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...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Giza Ruin of Roman building, inside G 7200 Pt i. 1927: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.3 x 3.5 cm (1 5/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1574

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets