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Amulet of a falcon

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Faience; pale sage-green; no glaze; figure of falcon with suspension ring on back.

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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period or later,

Dimensions

Height x Length: 3.3 x 2.9 cm (1 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2551

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets