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Hawks protecting cartouches of Ptolemy I

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Four falcons crowned with sundiscs face each other in pairs. Cartouches of Pttolemy I and emblems separate them. There are traces of dark blue color on the wings.

Provenance

From Kom Abu Billo (Terenuthis). 1887-88: excavated by F.L. Griffith for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1889: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), reign of, 305–282 B.C.

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Kom Abu Billo (Terenuthis), Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 33 x 120 x 20 cm (13 x 47 1/4 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

89.560

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Doors, jambs, lintels