London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN EGYPTIAN HOLLOW WOODEN FALCON SARCOPHAGUS
CIRCA IST CENTURY B.C.
In two halves, the upper half in the form of a mummiform falcon wearing lappeted wig; and an Egyptian gesso-painted wooden falcon, brightly coloured in ochre, blue, green and red, wearing a high double-plumed headdress between a sun-disc, circa 2nd-1st Century B.C., mounted
20½ in. (52 cm.) and 10¾ in. (27.5 cm.) high respectively (2)
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