"Our latest offering finished as a commissioned work from Bader
Hasan Mahmood (Avantgarde, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain)"
The Saker Falcon is the favorite of Birds of Prey
for Middle Eastern Falconry and the falcon of choice used by most
Middle Eastern falconers.
This falcon of all birds of prey is noted for its
extreme aggression. When trained to hunt, this bird more than any
other will bind to any prey the falconer sends the bird to pursue.
Because of its aggressive character it has been
known to be hurt or even be killed by its own impact on larger prey
such as Gazelle
28" High x 15" Wide x 14" Deep
This sculpture is now in the collection of His Royal
Highness Prince Muhammad bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Title: Emir of Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
This bird is available in two different editions the differences
are in the jesses, pedistals, base covering and the mittens.
Both editions are 15 pieces each.
eight weeks for delivery
The falconry mitten cover is optional in two different
designs , the first is traditional geometric design the secondwas
designed to have decorative Tuluth Calligraphy framed by the Crescent
moon,with the following scriptures from the Koran.
"O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male
and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may
know each other (not that you may despise each other)." (From
the Holy Qur'an: Surah: 49, Ar-Hujurat, Verse: 13.)
This image is a closer view of the calligraphy that appears
on the Falconer's Mitten which is 9" Long X 6 1/2" Wide
Historic uses of the falcon in ancinet art:
Horus the God of the sky was embodied by the image of the Falcon
in ancient Egypt. In ancient Egypt the falcon as a symbol became
synonymous with leadership and rulers within the culture.
The falcon symbol was found in this context on the Namarh Pallet,
3000 BCE, flying over a field of papyrus.
In later mythology the character of the Egyptian God Horus became
the embodiment of the struggle of good against evil in the backbone
myth, the Osirus/Isis story of the Egyptian Culture. Horus was
the seeker of justice for wrongs done and the avenger of his fathers
death at the hands of his evil nemesis Seth.
The illustrations above are from the Sixth and Nineteenth dynasties
showing that throughout the history of Egypt, for literally thousands
of years the Falcon has been a symbol associated with rulers and
kings in leadership.
This sculpture is designed to capture the spirit of the Saker
Falcon, chief among birds of prey, whose intensity in the pursuit
of its prey is not exceeded by any other falcon. Because of the
birds will to capture the prey it is sent to pursue, at all costs
even to the jeorprody of its own safety, it is my opinion that
the Saker Falcon is the natural embodiment of the Spirit of Horus.
The Bedouins and nomadic herdsmen in the deserts of the middle
east have kept birds of prey and trained Saker Falcons as part
of their hunting arsenal for well over two millennia. The earliest
know depiction of a falconer with birds of prey is from the persian
Culture and dates to approximately 700 BCE.
Therefore it is no wonder that the Saker falcon is the bird of
choice among many middle eastern falconers. This falcon more than
any of the other birds of prey is extremely aggressive and will
pursue its prey relentlessly, and therefore is the favorite falcon
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