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Monday, September 27, 2021


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Falcons: The Art of the Hunt

Smithsonian Institution
1050 Independence Ave SW,
Washington, USA
Jan 15, 2022 To Jul 17, 2022


Detail: Swift, fierce, and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for their exceptional qualities for millennia. In ancient Egypt, they were closely associated with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth-century in Syria, falcons were groomed and trained to become skillful hunters at the royal courts. The art of falconry soon spread across the rest of the Islamic world and as far as China. It is still practiced in many societies today, especially in the Arab world. A selection of paintings and objects from ancient Egypt to China offer a glimpse into the fascinating world of falcons.

Phone No.: 202.633.1000
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: https://asia.si.edu/exhibition/falcons-art-of-the-hunt/

Detail: A Mounted man hunting birds with a falcon
Detail: A Mounted man hunting birds with a falcon
Mughal dynasty, early 18th century
Color and gold on paper
Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1907.212

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