Standing FalconReplica Size: 21 x 8.7 x 21.5 cm
Replica: resin-bound bronze, patinated
Egyptian, Late Period, 6th-4th century B.C.
As the sacred animal of the god Horus, falcons were mummified and buried, for example, in a hollow falcon figure. Engraved in bronze are the feathers, the ornamental collar and an amulet. Occasionally this fine decorative work was inlaid with silver and gold. A suitable plate sealed up the rectangular opening in the underside of the tail.