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Falcon amulet
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI 664 BCE-525 BCE

Medium
faience
Measurements
4.8 × 1.8 × 4.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D132-1982
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
A well cut, detailed amulet of a falcon, representing the god Horus. The bird stands on a low plinth with a loop attached to its back for suspension. The breast feathers, wings and back feathers are carefully detailed and the facial features are clearly delineated. The lower part of the legs are missing, although the feet are preserved.