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Falcon-headed broad collar terminal

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Made of blue/green glazed steatite, this head of a hawk is executed in fine low relief. It once formed the terminal of a broad collar, and there are six holes in the bottom for stringing multiple strands. Part of a line of inscription remains around neck. There are chips missing from the beak...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001, shaft A debris. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11–early Dynasty 12, 2040–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 7 x 7.4 x 1.2 cm (2 3/4 x 2 15/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.474

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pectorals