Falcon Figurine card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Falcon Figurine

42.18.37

Currently not on display

Information

Carved wooden figure in the form of a mummified falcon representing 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. Carved wood with applied layer of plasted and painted. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Surface loss, worn, surface dirt.