Falcon Coffin

Egyptian, Egypt, Africa

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Dynasty 26, about 600 BCE

Bronze

Overall: 3 in. (7.62 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of the Estate of C. Morrison Fitch, Class of 1924

S.969.64.31

Geography/Culture

Africa, Northern Africa, Egypt

Period

1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Sculpture

Classification

Ancient Egypt

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

Label on bottom of modern base: “Falcon sign of Horus - God of the Sun - Therefore of Life, from Edfu and of the XXVI Dynasty, 660 BC. From Harvard excavations in 1925, and guaranteed by the Egyptian Museum.”

Course History

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

REL 55, Ancient Egyptian Religion, Susan Ackerman, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

Egyptian Antiquities at Dartmouth, Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 12, 2011-August 13, 2012.

Provenance

Harvard Excavations, 1925; collected by Coleman Morrison Fitch (1902-1969), New York; bequeathed by C. Morrison Fitch to present collection, 1969.

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