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Head of a falcon

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Faience head of a hawk. It is brown and white mottled. The details are incised. It is worn.

Provenance

From Abydos. 1903: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1, 2960–2770 B.C.

Findspot

Abydos, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x depth: 3.7 x 3 cm (1 7/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1732

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture