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Amulet of a falcon

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Fine white faience; dark blue glaze, somewhat worn. Beak and front of feet and pedestal broken and missing.

Provenance

From Deir-el-Bersha, tomb 19, pit B. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1117

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets