Egyptian painted wood Horus falconE279
A carved wood figure of a falcon retaining traces of red, blue, white and black painted details.
The falcon was the animal form of the god Horus. Figures such as this were considered protective and often placed on the four corners of a sarcophagus.
Egypt, Late Dynastic or Ptolemaic period, 730-30 BC
5.6 x 13.5 cms
Losses and wear as shown
Ex. collection: Sir William Whitfield (1920-2019), St Helen Hall, St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, UK; acquired in the UK during the 1940’s.
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