Mummified Falcon

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period or Ptolemaic Kingdom, 634–31 B.C.
Material: Mummy in linen
Dimensions: 22.5 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1016
Provenance: Collection of Reginald Berti Haselden (1881-1952), acquired in the first half of the 20th century. Captain Haselden was curator for manuscripts at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, circa 1928-1938.
Condition: Excellent preserved, one claw missing.
Description: Mummified falcon wrapped in multiple strips of linen bandaging. Some animals symbolized the incarnation of a deity. They lived in temples, were fed and sometimes even wore jewelry. When these animals died they were costly buried. The falcon was the incarnation of God Horus, the protector of the pharaos.