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Leg of falcon

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Painted. Light wood. Rough surface with holes and cracked. Slight vestiges of white priming. Foot well-carved. Projection under for standard. Top cut off at an angle with tenon up.

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, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Dimensions

4 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (11.1 x 3.2 cm)

Accession Number

72.4961

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment