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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FALCON
PROPERTY FROM THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FALCON

PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 332-30 B.C.

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AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FALCON
PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 332-30 B.C.
5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
Provenance
with Mohammed Mohassif, Cairo.
Edward Drummond Libbey (1854-1925), Toledo, acquired from the above and gifted to The Toledo Museum of Art, 1906 (Accession no. 1906.158).
Literature
The Toledo Museum of Art, Catalogue of a Collection of Egyptian Antiquities, Brought Together and Presented to The Toledo Museum of Art by Mr. Edward Drummond Libbey, Toledo, 1906, p. 31, no. 156.
Exhibited
The Toledo Museum of Art, The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb, 29 October 2010-8 January 2012.

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Lot Essay

This falcon is probably from the top of a canopic chest. The falcon represents Sokar, patron god of the Memphite cemeteries.

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