4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 52,500
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
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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Collected by Gustave Jéquier (1868-1946).
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