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Hawk; Falcon


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Description Associated with the sun, moon, sky, and the king, the falcon was the sacred animal of the solar- and celestial- gods Re and Horus. Amethyst was particularly prized during the Middle Kingdom and also the shape of the falcon refers to such a date.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/08/1974Treatmentcleaned
9/17/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Maurice Nahman, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
1976-1794 BC (Middle Kingdom)
Medium
carved amethyst and gold inlay
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.225
Measurements
H: 11/16 x W: 7/16 x D: 3/4 in. (1.76 x 1.05 x 1.84 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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