13 June 2000
A LATE PERIOD PAINTED LIMESTONE HYBRID STATUE
dynasty xxvi-xxx, 664-343 b.c.
The ram-headed, falcon-bodied Pataikos with hands held at its hips, the bandy-legged, dwarf-like body with a long falcon wing behind, the feathers incised and preserving some black on the upper tiers and greenish-yellow on the lower, surmounted by a sun-disk fronted with a uraeus
8 in. (20.3 cm) high
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For a similar statue, see no. 118 in Schoske and Wildung, Gott und Götter in Alten Äypten.
Decorative and dangerous, the most impressive group of courtly quality weapons to come to auction in well over a generation
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