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Amulet of a falcon

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This finely carved amulet of a falcon has elaborate facial and wing details. The front of the base is broken. It is made of lightly-polished lapis lazuli.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period,

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 2.2 cm (1 1/8 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1291

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets