About this object

Hollow cast bronze finial in the style of a falcon's head. From the end of a wooden censer handle. There are organic remains of the wooden handle inside. For parallels see Christine Insley Green, 'The Temple Furniture from the Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara 1964-1976', (London, 1987) pp. 38-43.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    4th Century BC late - 2nd Century BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    20th Century early
  • Measurements
    25 mm x 40 mm x 75 mm
  • Related people
    Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Collector, previous owner)

Explore related


  • The Formation of Acetate Corrosion on Bronze Antiquities: Characterisation and Conservation

    Boccia Paterakis, Alice

    Author: Boccia Paterakis, Alice
    Publisher: University College London
    Date: 2011
    Description: Ph.D. thesis that includes Egyptian artefacts from the World Museum collection. Available online on the University College London website: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1318069/


Previous owners

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