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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:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 133
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.
Purchased from Sayyid Pasha Khashaba, 1912.

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