Egyptian painted wood figure of a Horus falconE100
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A carved wood figure of a falcon with extensive red, yellow, blue, white and black painted details. The back of the falcon is decorated with a rosette probably representing a counterpoise for a necklace.
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
10.5 x 16 cms excluding the attachment peg below the body (not original to the sculpture).
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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