Deaccessioned September 24, 2015
Hawk or falcon
Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 061.
Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
The hawk stands with feet together on a roughly octagonal plinth, tail joining at the back. Broken across ankles and tail above base, mended. It is a modern Anatolian rustic version of Roman Imperial birds. Island or Asia Minor marble. Yellow patina and brown stain around the feathers, the latter designed to give the illusion of age.
Acquired in Istanbul by Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA; 1965, gift of Richard R. Wagner to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 8, 1965)
Gift of Richard R. Wagner