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Tablet with a mummified falcon

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Light-brown; bevelled edges; dull gray-green; hawk in center with red back crossed off with white; painted designs on both sides of hawk in light yellow.

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: 7.9 x 5.5 x 19 cm (3 1/8 x 2 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4369

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture