Mummified Falcon


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    Basic Information

    Artifact Identification Mummified Falcon   (1989.07.0002A)
    1. Communication Artifacts
    2. :
    3. Ceremonial Artifacts
    4. :
    5. Funerary Objects
    Artist/Maker None
    Geographic Location
    Period/Date Ptolemaic Dynasty, 305 – 30 BCE
    Culture Egyptian

    Physical Analysis

    Dimension 1 (Length) 33.0 cm
    Dimension 2 (Width) 7.3 cm
    Dimension 3 (Depth) 6.3 cm
    Weight 248 g
    Measuring Remarks The width is from shoulder to shoulder; the depth was taken from the tip of the beak to the back of the head.
    Materials Textile--Linen, Animal--Beak, Animal--Bone, Animal--Feather, Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Animal--Viscera
    Manufacturing Processes Weaving
    Munsell Color Information Dark Grayish Yellowish Brown (10 YR 2/2) -ns

    Research Remarks

    Published Description

    Image in the 2005 Illio University of Illinois Yearbook.

    Description N/A
    Comparanda N/A
    Bibliography N/A

    Artifact History

    Archaeological Data N/A
    Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Harlan J. and Pamela Berk
    Reproduction no
    Reproduction Information N/A

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