Limestone Head of a Falcon-headed Deity

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Ptolemaic period, 332-30 B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 12.1 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1417
Provenance: Christie’s auction London on 31 October 1978, lot 290. There acquired by the German collector U. H.
Condition: Except for some insignificant wear intact with beautiful age patina.
Description: Large, relief-like limestone head of a falcon-headed deity with human ears. The face with a wide protruding, prominent crooked beak, bulging forehead and round, bulging eyes between thin lids. The ears protruding from the wig. The back is flat. This object could be the depiction of Horus son Qebehsenuef, who was attributed as the canopy god for the protection of the intestines. But an attribution to Horus himself can also be considered. Compare for the depiction of Horus with the seated statue in the British Museum with the museum number EA51100. On an old wood base.