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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. Tsis example is made of purple-gray faience with no surviving glaze. The standng figure now has the lower part of the legs and feet broken off. In addition, the...

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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: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1928

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets