Metalwork; Sculpture, Bronze, Height: 10 11/16 in. (27.1 cm)
Gift of Phil Berg, LACMA M.71.73.53
My camera in 2009 was very limited, so I share a crop of the museum's photo so we can see the beautiful feathering detail:|
(From the info card)|
The ancient Egyptians considered the falcon to be the image of the god Horus and a symbol of divine kingship. Large bronze falcons with cavities accessible beneath the tail, such as this example, may have served as repositories for the bones of a sacred animal.