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Falcon Figure with Falcon Mummy
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Falcon Figure with Falcon Mummy


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The Egyptians buried animal mummies in animal-shaped coffins carved from wood or formed from clay, but they also inserted some mummies into bronze figurines. Placed in subterranean animal cemeteries, these figurines served not only as coffins but also as a kind of reliquary with a ritual function.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/30/1957Treatmentcleaned
7/01/1981Examinationexamined for condition
2/08/1984Loan Considerationexamined for loan
3/09/1984Examinationexamined for loan
10/10/2008Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; other
Exhibitions
  • The Egyptian Mummy: Secrets and Science. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 1984.
  • Mummified. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008-2013.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
5th-4th century BC (Late Period-Greco-Roman)
Medium
bronze, falcon bones, textile wrappings
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2120
Measurements
7 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 4 in. (19 x 5.5 x 10.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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