Wooden Figure of a Falcon Representing Sokar

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period or Ptolemaic, 664-30 B.C.
Material: Wood
Dimensions: 14.7 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 1096
Provenance: Collection Gustav Schütz, Vienna. Acquired between 1920 and 1935. Thence continued to be in the family’s property. With a handwritten provenance authentication from the heiress.
Condition: Intact, except for some age related cracks in the wood. With a strong expression.
Description: Finely carved figure of a falcon representing God Sokar. The curved bill is diligently worked out, the eyes circular. The wings are laid back and the structure of the wood reflects the feathers on the chest and on the sides. On the head a perforation where a crown was inserted. There is still a wooden nail on the bottom where the figure was mounted to a sarcophagus of a mummified falcon or, most possibly, to a Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figurine. Remains of white engobe.