5 December 2012
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FALCON STANDARD FINIAL
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
In the form of a papyrus umbel, with incised zigzag for the outer leaves, surmounted by the Horus Falcon on a raised rectangular plinth, supported by a kneeling figure, a lotus blossom and four uraei on each side, the falcon with its talons splayed, the closed wings crossing over the tail feathers, with incised details, wearing the Double Crown fronted by a uraeus
10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high
with H. Ismail El Shaer, Cairo, 1959.
Norman E. Blankman, New York, 1959.
with Rose Kujawa, United States, 1980s.
with Antiquarium, New York, 1985.
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Please note the Egyptian bronze falcon standard finial is lot 132, not lot 131, as designated in the catalogue.
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