Inv. n°: MMoCA753

Egyptian Polychrome Falcon

With a red-ochre coat covered with hewagons and circles of beads, the falcon sits on a yellow-ochre base. It wears a necklace of dark blue/green and ochre beads and reels. Possibly representing a cult image of a falcon god to be placed on the lid of a coffin, the bird is crisply painted in ochre, red and blue-black with its white face carefully highlighted in black with its all-seeing eye.

h. 13 x w. 21.5 cm

Third Intermediate Period, c. 800-600 BC



  • Private Collection UK, acquired early 19th century
  • Acquired at Rupert Wace, 28th June 2011


  • B. Fay, Cf. a very close example in 'The Egyptian Museum, Berlin', Berlin, 1984, pp. 154-155, fig. 77
  • Rupert Wace Ancient Art, 2007, no. 7
  • C. Dauphin, Animals in the Ancient World. The Levett Bestiary, Levett Collection Series 2, France, 2014, pp. 22 and 86
  • C. Dauphin, Les animaux dans le monde antique. Le bestiaire Levett, Serie Collection Levett 2, France, 2016, p. 20, fig. 17 and p. 77


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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