Rare Dark Green Schist Amulet of a Falcon

Egyptian green schist amulet of a falcon with a (partially missing) crown of feathers and solar disk, Late Period, ca. 664-332. BC.

$1,500.00


Product Description

Very finely carved green schist amulet of the divine falcon, wearing a feathers and the solar crown (now partially broken). The Falcon represents the god Horus, but, with the Amun-Re feathers and the solar disk, it will be Re Horakhty - therefore very rare.
The falcon bears the constitutive elements of the wedjat eye of the god Horus, it evokes Thot's restoration of Horus' injured eye and therefore makes a powerful talisman against injury and physical assault. In the afterlife, the falcon is one of the things that the deceased can use for mobility. We therfore gain a better understanding of the importance that the Ancient Egyptians attached to wearing such an evocative and protective amulet around theirs necks, both in life and in death.

Dimensions

22.5mm H.

Condition Report

Upper part of the solar and feathers crown missing, otherwise perfectly intact.

Provenance

Famous collection Mariaud de Serres, France, acquired before 1983.
Culture Egyptian
Period Late Period
Material Stone
Category Amulets