Leg of falcon

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

4 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (11.1 x 3.2 cm)

Accession Number

72.4961

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Painted.

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way