Deaccessioned September 24, 2015

Hawk or falcon

Roman, imitation
Modern
mid-20th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 061.

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1704

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

Contemporary Art, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner