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Horus falcon

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Statuette of a hawk in lapis lazuli. Rosette on tail, eyes, and plumed headdress apparently gold but may be gilded copper or electrum. One foot copper; right foot missing. For boring in head with gold pin see Young X-ray photo and MFA Bulletin, Dec. 1954, pp. 84-87.

Provenance

1954: Julius Calebach Gallery; 1954: purchased from Julius Carlebach Gallery, N.Y. by the MFA for $625. (Accession Date: September 9, 1954)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 27, 525–404 B.C., or later

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5 x 2.5 x 6 cm (1 15/16 x 1 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.934

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli and gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture