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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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.798E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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, 37.798E_NegA_SL4.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, unedited master file, 37.798E_NegA_SL4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    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.
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