Falcon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 11.1 x 6 x 17.8 cm (4 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

72.4193

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 lines of black; white head with details in black; elaborate necklace in red, yellow and blue.

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