Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Falcon-headed crocodile amulet

Ptolemaic Period
332–30 B.C.
From Egypt
H. 2.5 cm (1 in.); W. 1.4 cm (9/16 in.); L. 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
The falcon-headed crocodile is here crowned with a sun disk, indicating its association with a solar god.
Norbert Schimmel Collection, by 1974; previously Omar Sultan Pacha Collection (d. 1929 or before). Donated to the Museum by t he Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989. Published in the MMA Bulletin Spring 1992.

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