A LATE PERIOD GILT WOOD FALCON SARCOPHAGUS
dynasty xxvi-xxx, 664-343 b.c.
Decorated in polychrome over gesso, the lid and box of the mummiform falcon in black, the integral base and wig now gold and green in color, with traces of a linear broad collar and two dieties on the left side of the lid, the falcon's face gilt with details of the eyes and beak in black, enclosing a falcon mummy wrapped in linen
20 in. (50.8 cm) high