Mummiform falcon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 3.5 x 10.4 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4189

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Hawk’s head; wood covered with white priming and color; dull reddish brown body; white face and breast; blue on top of head; details in black; chipped.

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