Late Period, Dynasty 27
525–404 B.C., or later
Height x width x depth: 5 x 2.5 x 6 cm (1 15/16 x 1 x 2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Lapis lazuli and gold
Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)
Statuette of a hawk in lapis lazuli. Rosette on tail, eyes, and plumed headdress apparently gold but may be gilded copper or electrum. One foot copper; right foot missing. For boring in head with gold pin see Young X-ray photo and MFA Bulletin, Dec. 1954, pp. 84-87.
1954: Julius Calebach Gallery; 1954: purchased from Julius Carlebach Gallery, N.Y. by the MFA for $625.
(Accession Date: September 9, 1954)
Otis Norcross Fund