Description This falcon is a carved quartz with a smoky hue with interior faults which display interference colors (resembling iridescence of glass) and has characteristics of rainbow or iris quartz. The lack of a perforation as well as the rough surface, suggest that the piece was never finished. There are slight chippings that show fractures, which is typical of things made out of quartz.
- Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Maurice Nahman, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929
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