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DIMINUTIVE EGYPTIAN GOLD AMULET OF A FALCON

Representative of the Sun- God Horus, son of Osiris and Isis.

Molded hollow sheet figure on flat sheet ground-line. Pierced for suspension through the breast and out the back of the shoulders.

 

Third Intermediate to early Late Period, Dynasty XXV–XXVI, ca. 732–525 BC

10 x 12 mm (4/10 x 1⁄2"); 0.4 gm.

Ex: Swiss private collection, Bouvier family, documented in 1959.

 

(#eg5669am)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.9

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Andrews, Carol ; Amulets of Ancient Egypt (London, 1994) no.67a, pp. 27-29 (an earlier example)

 

Brooklyn Museum  acc. no. 37.796E

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  acc. nos. 20.253; 23.379