Falcon Figurine



Carved falcon with applied layer of plaster, painted red on the wings and base, white on the chest and face with black detailing on the head. This mummified falcon represents the funerary god Sokar, a god of fertility associated with the Memphite necropolis (the site of the great pyramids of the Old Kingdom) that later merged with the gods Osiris and Ptah. The figure is actually a furniture-fitting, once positioned on top of a coffin or a funerary box. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Old infestation, chipped, surface loss, surface dirt, label adhered to surface.