Falcon Figurine



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 plaster, painted red with cross-hatch design in black on the wings, red on the base, white on the chest and face with black, blue and yellow detailing on the head. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Surface loss, discolouration, surface dirt.