User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Amulet of a falcon

Start collecting

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. Gold sheet. Impression. With drooping wings and seals...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Giza: G 7652A, Room VI [Excav. date] April 29, 1929. 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 26, 664–525 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.) 7 (29.1339-1373 form a set)

Accession Number

29.1371

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets