Falcon Box with Wrapped Contents
- Ptolemaic Period
- 332–30 B.C.
- From Egypt; Said to be from Middle Egypt, Asyut (Lykopolis)
- Painted and gilded wood, linen, resin, feathers
- H. 58.5 cm (23 1/16 in.); W. 24.9 cm (9 13/16 in.); D. 33.3 cm (13 1/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1912
- Accession Number:
The elaborately decorated box features a falcon statuette on top of its lid. Inside is a tightly wrapped linen bundle. X-rays have shown that it does not contain a complete bird mummy but only feathers.