Amuletic figure of hawk with pschent, bird often associated to Horus, in glazed composition. Description from Boston records: 'Hawk with Pschent Emblem [...] Emblem of Horus. Soft yellowish white clay, with dull brown spots. Much worn lines. Lower part gone'.
- Production date
- 6thC BC
Height: 2.50 centimetres
Width: 1.10 centimetres
Depth: 0.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- According to the description, this falcon amulet seems to pertain to the mixed-style group. For a possible close parallel see Bristol, City Art Gallery & Museum H2084.1.
The museum registers mention the Scarab factory as a findspot.
Considering its context of discovery, it should be dated to the 26th dynasty. However, the registers of the Museum of Fine Arts tend to allocate the Scarab Factory as a findspot for not only scarabs, scaraboids and their moulds, but also all types of amulets from Naukratis. Caution is therefore required for the dating and the findspot. Let's note that the records written (or at least supervised) by Amelia Edwards mention the Scarab Factory as the findspot too.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: P.5257 (Pottery & Porcelain Ledger No.)
Miscellaneous number: RES.86.314 (Accession Number)