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Amulet Representing the Soul as a Human-Headed Falcon

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Gold, paste
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 664–343 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26 (probably)
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 13/16 × 1/16 × 11/16 in. (2 cm, 1.5mm, 1.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Figure of a human headed bird in a cloissone type technique. The back is a thin sheet of gold with soldered on threads of gold creating cells which were filled with blue paste which is thought to be modern.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Amulet Representing the Soul as a Human-Headed Falcon, ca. 664–343 B.C.E. Gold, paste, 13/16 × 1/16 × 11/16 in. (2 cm, 1.5mm, 1.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.798E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.798E_overall.JPG)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.798E_overall.JPG. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2023
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