Falcon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

20.3 x 6.4 cm (8 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4955

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Painted, color much worn off. Half of back dull green. Remnants of white on breast. Dull green linings for feathers. End sof wing feathers cross at tail, carved. Formerly had projection under for support. One entirely gone leaving socket; the other broken.

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