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Amulet of a falcon

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Bronze seated hawk. It is much incrusted. There is a broken suspension ring on the back. It wears a high head-dress.

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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.9 x 1 cm (3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4448

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture