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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 23

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE HORUS FALCON

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE HORUS FALCON
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 304-30 B.C.
    Standing erect on an integral plinth, the wings closed with their pointed tips crossing above the fanned tail, the convex oval eyes framed by characteristic eye-markings in shallow relief, the small beak with indented nostrils and a downturned tip, the top of the head with a mortise for insertion of a now-missing crown
    12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).