SMALL FIGURE OF POLYCHROME WOOD FALCONPrint
SMALL FIGURE OF POLYCHROME WOOD FALCON
Seated falcon in red, blue-green and black, attached with one big wood dowel to a ‘feathered base’. Both pieces originally belonging to a large Ptah-Sokar-Osiris statue, but joined together in 1854 in Egypt as written at the underside of the so-called base in black ink. Probabably belonging to canopic chest
Ex priv. coll. UK, acquired before 1990, thence priv. coll. F.H.A, Netherlands since 2002
Dim. 13,2 x 6,5 cm.
Late Period-Ptolemaic, 4th – 3rd cent. BC
Cf. M.J. Raven, De dodencultus van het Oude Egypte, Amsterdam 1992, p.79 and fig.