27 - 29 April 2010
AN EGYPTIAN MUMMIFIED FALCON
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
With elaborate criss-cross wrapping bands, the beak and eye markings indicated in black, mounted
36 cm. high
Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.
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Julia de Jong
Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Bezeten Bezit, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw W.G. Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April - 1 August 1970, no. 698.
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