An Egyptian mummiform falcon

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Lot 108*
An Egyptian mummiform falcon

Sold for £ 28,800 (US$ 40,137) inc. premium
An Egyptian mummiform falcon
Ptolemaic - early Roman Period, circa 305 B.C.-100 A.D.
The painted gesso body with overlapping blue feathers with white tips, the shapely head with a hooked beak and bulbous eyes, the facial details in black and red on a white ground, containing a mummified falcon, 10½in (26.5cm), repaired

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property of an Australian private collector, who began collecting in the 1940s whilst in the merchant navy, he ceased collecting in the 1970s when he retired from the navy due to ill health, the objects passed thence by descent to his son.
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