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.

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.

Related Objects

Figure of a Cynocephalus Ape

Artist: Date: 664–380 B.C.
Accession Number: 26.7.874
Date: 664–380 B.C. Medium: Faience Accession: 26.7.874 On view in:Gallery 127

Mummy of Nesmin with plant wreath, mummy mask and other cartonnage elements

Artist: Date: 200–30 B.C.
Accession Number: 86.1.51
Date: 200–30 B.C. Medium: Human remains, linen, mummification material, faience? (amulets), painted and gilded cartonnage, plant remains Accession: 86.1.51 On view in:Gallery 133

Inlay Depicting "Horus of Gold"

Artist: Date: 4th century B.C.
Accession Number: 26.7.996
Date: 4th century B.C. Medium: Faience Accession: 26.7.996 On view in:Gallery 134

Inlay Depicting a Falcon with Spread Wings

Artist: Date: 4th century B.C.
Accession Number: 26.7.991
Date: 4th century B.C. Medium: Faience Accession: 26.7.991 On view in:Gallery 134

Striding Thoth

Artist: Date: 332–30 B.C.
Accession Number: 26.7.860
Date: 332–30 B.C. Medium: Faience Accession: 26.7.860 On view in:Gallery 134