Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Falcon-headed crocodile amulet

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
332–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Faience
Dimensions:
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:
1989.281.95
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.

Settgast, Jürgen 1978. Von Troja bis Amarna: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, New York. New York: P. von Zabern, no. 269.

Mertens, Joan, Catharine H. Roehrig, Marsha Hill, Elizabeth J. Milleker, and Oscar White Muscarella 1992. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 49, no. 4 (Spring), New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 59, no. 48.

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