The bronze statue ÄM 8988 of the Egyptian museum in Berlin was acquired in 1886 from the antiquity dealer Souliman Abd el-Saman. The statue originally came from Tell el-Moqdam and was assumed to be part of the so-called “Lion cache”, a famous group of objects found in the ruins of the city in 1884 by peasants. The statue ÄM 8988 represents a lion-headed god. In the headdress there are remains of an uraeus and two bird feet. With his left hand the god held a plaque with a wedjat at chest height, which has not been preserved. According to Paul Perdrizet, the statue represents the god Mahes. Conversely, Günther Roeder and Katja Weiss claim that it represents Horus of Pe. Roeder and Weiss based their opinion on the headdress of the statue. Both interpretations of the statue are controversial and not fully convincing. Neither Mahes nor Horus of Pe appears represented anywhere else as a lion-headed god with a bird headdress. Furthermore, no representation of Mahes or Horus of Pe wearing a wedjat at their chest has ever been found. On the contrary, the god Nefertem has indeed been represented as a lion-headed god with a headdress consisting of a hawk and a lotus flower in scenes from the Temple of Seti I in Abydos, the Hibis Temple at Kharga Oasis and from the Naos of Saft el Henne (CG 70021). Moreover, Nefertem was represented in these scenes holding a plaque with a wedjat at chest height. Additionally, an inscription found in the so called Nefertem-room in the temple of Seti I in Abydos reveals that this iconography belonging to the god Nefertem reflects his syncretic character as Horus. Horus-Nefertem had the role of a guardian in the Sokar festival by escorting the king. The statue ÄM 8988 can be thus interpreted as a representation of Nefertem carrying the wedjat at chest height, symbolizing so the rebirth and regeneration of the sun.