Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
8 7/16 x 7 11/16 in. (21.5 x 19.5 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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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)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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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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