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Large Hawk

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 8 7/16 x 7 11/16 in. (21.5 x 19.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.367E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Large Hawk, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 8 7/16 x 7 11/16 in. (21.5 x 19.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.367E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.367E_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE side, CUR.37.367E_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One bronze coffin of a falcon shape. The falcon sits upright, being supported by its tail and legs. The plumage is of realistic nature and the head appears to have been well modeled. Quadruple decorative bands are incised across the chest. The legs are separate and have been added. They too are realistically rendered. Access to the interior of the coffin is gained in the usual spot (i.e. behind the tail feathers) where a rectangular opening has been left. Condition: The features of the head have been much worn by pitting. The tail has been fractures in many places and is presently open at the tip. Two talons of the right claw are missing.
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