Bird

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 5.7 x 16.4 cm (2 1/4 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4187

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Hawk’s head; wood covered with white priming and color; dull greenish black on back; white head; details in black; feet and pedestal missing.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way