Leg of falcon
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
4 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (11.1 x 3.2 cm)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Light wood. Rough surface with holes and cracked. Slight vestiges of white priming. Foot well-carved. Projection under for standard. Top cut off at an angle with tenon up.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way