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Amulet of a falcon

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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 imposible to know with certainly which god is intended. Faience, faded green glaze. White crown on head.

Provenance

From Giza: Avenue 2, S. of G 7420. [Excav. date] January 12, 1925. Photo B 5799. 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

Length: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

27.1092

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets