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Amulet of a falcon-headed god

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A number of Egyptian gods are portrayed as falcon-headed humans, making it difficult to identify those without distinguishing crowns. This amulet of a standing falcon-headed god has a hole in the back for suspension. It is crudely worked, unpolished, and yellow-brown in color.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26–30, 664–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.1326

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets