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Description In this heavy breasted falcon carved of lapis lazuli, only the general forms, the round eyes and line across the beak are presented. There is a peculiar sharply cut depression behind the head which suggests a ruff.
Date Description Narrative
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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4th-1st century BC (Late Period-Greco-Roman)
lapis lazuli
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
H: 1 5/16 x W: 5/8 x D: 1 1/8 in. (3.33 x 1.56 x 2.88 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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