Falcon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 10.1 x 5.7 x 16.1 cm (4 x 2 1/4 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4195

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; red body with black cross-lines; white head and neck; necklace in blue, red and white.

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