Egyptian Feldspar Sokaris Amulet
An ancient Egyptian green feldspar amulet of a seated falcon-headed god, likely Sokaris.
Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC.
Falcon headed deities without specific headdresses are difficult to attribute. They may represent Osiris, Horus, or Re-Horakhty. Carol Andrews, in her book on Egyptian amulets, suggests that this seated type may represent Sokaris, the long established funerary god of the necropolis of Saqqara.
cf.: C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, (Texas, 1994), p. 14, fig. 8c.
Formerly in a California private collection, acquired in the 1970's.