Falcon

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Dimensions

8.3 x 6.7 x 14.6 cm (3 1/4 x 2 5/8 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4947

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Painted. Wings & tail dull red. Elaborate bands on back of neck and pale green and white. Nose split off. Very knotty, cracked & worm-eaten.

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