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Hawk's head; wood covered with white priming and color; reddish body crossed with dull black lines; white face; details in black; elaborate necklace.


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

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.


Overall: 8.9 x 4.7 x 14.6 cm (3 1/2 x 1 7/8 x 5 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted wood


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment