Falcon Figure



Hollow cast copper alloy statuette of Horus as a falcon. The image of the falcon is decorated with an incised broad collar worn around the neck, and on the head a double crown fronted by a uraeus with a projecting coil. The closed wings cross over the tail feathers. The feathers are finely incised, the head is well modelled with lidded round eyes, a hooked beak and detailed facial markings. With square plugged hole under tail which presumably provided an opening for insertion of remains of an animal mummy, now missing. Preservation is good, but some detail lost through surface corrosion. Each foot has a projecting tenon for fixing on a small shrine-shaped box that would have held a votive animal mummy. Air Raid Protection no. 1510.