Falcon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 6 x 3.5 x 10.1 cm (2 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4192

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Hawk’s head; wood covered with white priming and color; reddish color on back; white face and breast; details in black; tip of wings broken off.

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