About this object

Beaten gold foil in a T-shape thought by the excavator to be a crude flying hawk or falcon: "In other graves were found other gold-foil ornaments; of these an eye and tongue piece go to Boston, another eye and tongue to York, and an eye and a rude figure of a flying hawk to Liverpool" (Flinders Petrie, 'Tanis Part I, 1883-4', London, 1889, p. 37).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Late Period; Ptolemaic; Roman Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tanis
  • Date made
    664 BC - AD 200 about
  • Materials
    Gold
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund, 1884
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tanis
  • Date collected
    1884
  • Measurements
    32 mm x 52 mm x 1 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

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