Egyptian Mummified Falcon

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Ptolemaic period, 332-30 B.C.
Material: Mummified animal, linen
Dimensions: 45 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 1193
Provenance: Bonhams auction of 8 December 1992, lot 316, thence in a private collection in Luxembourg.
Condition: Falcon mummy in excellent condition.
Description: In linen diligently wrapped and tied up mummy of a falcon. The head finely modelled and painted, eyes and beak realistically worked out. The mummy wears a wig, where two strands are cascading over the shoulders. At the bottom a foot positioned facing forward.