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Hawk or falcon

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The hawk stands with feet together on a roughly octagonal plinth, tail joining at the back. Broken across ankles and tail above base, mended. It is a modern Anatolian rustic version of Roman Imperial birds. Island or Asia Minor marble. Yellow patina and brown stain around the feathers, the...

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By date unkown: Richard R. Wagner Collection (acquired in Istanbul); gift of Richard R. Wagner to MFA, December 8, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Roman, imitation, Modern, mid-20th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 061.


Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

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The Ancient World