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. Label on the base: "No. 128. Wooden figure of hawk the emblem of the god HORUS. Egyptian. XXII. Dyn. (B. C. 1300)". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Dry and splittig, cracked surface, worn, surface loss, surface dirt, label adhered.