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Amulet of a falcon

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This amulet of gray-white clay or faience has lost virtually all its glaze. Ir representas a falcon standing on base, probablyto be associated with the god Horus. There is a ring fashioned on its back for suspension.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Apollo. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent August 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 332–30 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.811

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets