Amulet of a hawk

Description
In ancient Egypt amulets were worn to protect the wearer or provide the wearer with the attributes represented by the amulet. Hawks were closely associated with the god Horus.
Accession Loan No.
A1748
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
amulet of a hawk
Simple Name
amulet
Full Name
hawk amulet
Dimensions
whole length 47 mm; whole W 18 mm; whole depth 28 mm
Period Classification
3rd Intermediate Period (Dynasties 21-25) - 1070-661 BC; Late Period (Dynasties 26-31) - 661-332 BC; Ptolemaic Period - 332-30 BC
Production Year Low
-1000
Production Year High
-200
Family Group

Material
stone
Collector / Excavator
Jones, Winslow, Mr
Collection Country
Egypt
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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