Statue of a hawk



Accession Number
W84
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 165mm | Width: 93mm | Depth: 156mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Falcon/hawk

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Description

A copper alloy figure of a falcon, likely representing the god Horus. It possibly dates to the Ptolemaic period, or may be a fake. It was purchased by Wellcome from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell in 1907.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 80]