Egyptian Bronze Falcon
An ancient Egyptian bronze standing falcon, the closed wings crossed over the tail, the feathers defined by incision, a broad collar across the chest in horizontal rows, the separately cast talons now lacking.
Late Period, 26th Dynasty,
The falcon was associated with several different Egyptian deities. The predatory bird was a symbol of the sun-god Amun-Re and the sky-god Horus, as well as the war-god Montu.
Exhibited: The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Marko Collection: Antiquities, March - May 1990.
Formerly in the H. and B. Marko collection, Michigan.