25 October 2016
PROPERTY FROM THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITIONS FUND
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FALCON
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high
with Ralph Huntington Blanchard (1875-1936), Cairo.
Edward Drummond Libbey (1854-1925), Toledo, acquired from the above and gifted to The Toledo Museum of Art, 1925 (Accession no. 1925.1113).
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