Falcon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 3.8 x 3.8 x 10.4 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4200

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 brown on back and wings; buff-colored face and breast; dark green on top of head.

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