Description Associated with the sun, moon, sky, and the king, the falcon was the sacred animal of the solar- and celestial- gods Re and Horus. Amethyst was particularly prized during the Middle Kingdom and also the shape of the falcon refers to such a date.
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Maurice Nahman, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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