Falcon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

6.4 x 4.8 x 9.8 cm (2 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4956

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Painted.

Very clumsy and much battered. Head gone, ditto fore foot. Color entirely disappeared except some white priming. Worm eaten. Hole under.

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