Horus falcon

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 27
525–404 B.C., or later


Findspot: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5 x 2.5 x 6 cm (1 15/16 x 1 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.934

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli and gold

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

1954: Julius Calebach Gallery; 1954: purchased from Julius Carlebach Gallery, N.Y. by the MFA for $625.
(Accession Date: September 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund