Hawk on base

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Kassite
16th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.637

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Stone hawk on a base. There are holes for inlay. The base is pierced. Details are incised. The surface is smooth and polished.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)

*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund