Hawks protecting cartouches of Ptolemy I
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), reign of
Findspot: Egypt, Kom Abu Billo (Terenuthis)
Overall: 33 x 120 x 20 cm (13 x 47 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Four falcons crowned with sundiscs face each other in pairs. Cartouches of Pttolemy I and emblems separate them. There are traces of dark blue color on the wings.
From Kom Abu Billo (Terenuthis). 1887-88: excavated by F.L. Griffith for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1889: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
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