Hawk on base

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Kassite
16th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.637

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Stone hawk on a base. There are holes for inlay. The base is pierced. Details are incised. The surface is smooth and polished.

Provenance

By 1930, acquired in Iran, probably by Ayoub Rabenou, Paris; 1930, sold by Rabenou, through Arthur Upham Pope (b. 1881 - d. 1969), Paris, to the MFA [see note]. (Accession Date: August 7, 1930)

NOTE: MFA accession nos. 30.544-30.637 were purchased from Arthur Upham Pope for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission. According to Pope, the majority of the group belonged to Rabenou.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund