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Horus falcon

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Yellow body; head in black; details on body in yellow, green, and dull red; high headdress; hawk's head; crude work; somewhat cracked.

Provenance

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.

Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 4.7 x 6 cm (5 x 1 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4181

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture