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Falcon

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XIV grave K 1400B debris

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 4.1 x 2 cm (1 9/16 x 1 5/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.1216

Medium or Technique

Greywacke

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This is the body of a very small falcon. It includes the right side and back, from the middle of the tail to the shoulder and down to the upper part of the leg. The feathers are incised and finely detailed.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K XIV grave K 1400B debris. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition