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Egyptian Bronze Falcon Head Finial of Ra
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Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period, 18th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 1550 to 332 BCE. A beautiful cast-bronze furniture finial depicting the head of Horus, the falcon-headed god of the sun. The head exhibits characteristic avian features like a heart-shaped face, petite eyes beneath thick brows, and an aquiline beak, and beneath is a single incised groove indicative of a wesekh collar. The raptorial visage is framed within the striated lappets of a tripartite wig, The hollow interior cavity suggests that this head was once an adornment for a steerable record book which contained sacred texts and was guided by priests during processional occasions. Size: 1.4" W x 1.5" H (3.6 cm x 3.8 cm)

Provenance: private Toronto, Ontario, Canada collection, by descent, acquired in Egypt in 1894 to 1896

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Condition
Coarse encrustations across most surfaces, with softening to some facial details, and a few stable hairline fissures along lower peripheries, otherwise intact and very good. Great patina throughout.
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Egyptian Bronze Falcon Head Finial of Ra

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Nov 04, 2021
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0007A: Egyptian Bronze Falcon Head Finial of Ra

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Est. $1,400 - $2,100Starting Price $700
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Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period, 18th to 31st Dynasty, ca. 1550 to 332 BCE. A beautiful cast-bronze furniture finial depicting the head of Horus, the falcon-headed god of the sun. The head exhibits characteristic avian features like a heart-shaped face, petite eyes beneath thick brows, and an aquiline beak, and beneath is a single incised groove indicative of a wesekh collar. The raptorial visage is framed within the striated lappets of a tripartite wig, The hollow interior cavity suggests that this head was once an adornment for a steerable record book which contained sacred texts and was guided by priests during processional occasions. Size: 1.4" W x 1.5" H (3.6 cm x 3.8 cm)

Provenance: private Toronto, Ontario, Canada collection, by descent, acquired in Egypt in 1894 to 1896

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#167180
Condition
...
Coarse encrustations across most surfaces, with softening to some facial details, and a few stable hairline fissures along lower peripheries, otherwise intact and very good. Great patina throughout.

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