Ancient Egypt, Third Intermediate to Late Dynastic Period, 21st to 31st Dynasty, ca. 1070 to 332 BCE. A fine cast-leaded-bronze figurine of Ra-Horakhty (literally "Horus in the Horizon"), the falcon-headed amalgam deity of Ra, god of the sun, and Horus, god of the sky. The deity presents with a striding pose atop an integral rectangular plinth, holds rigid arms to the sides of a pleated skirt, and displays a striated broad collar pectoral atop the protruding chest. The characteristic falcon-form head has a heart-shaped face, petite circular eyes with one elongated canthus, an aquiline beak with slit-form nostrils, and thin brows, all beneath the folds of a tripartite wig. While many examples of Ra-Horakhty have integral sun discs behind the head, this figure may have had one attached to the head at one time. Layers of matte brown and russet patina with scattered areas of green patina have formed across the composition. Size: 0.875" W x 3.3" H (2.2 cm x 8.4 cm); 5.125" H (13 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection; ex-Phillip Mitry collection, noted dealer in Cairo, Egypt until about 1951 when he emigrated to the United States
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