People on this forum have already addressed the full animal form of the evangelists (Mark=lion, Luke=bull, & John=eagle) as depicted in early Christian iconography. But what about those same evangelists taking Egyptian like features such as a hybrid of a human with the head of an animal? As most people know, Ancient Egyptians depicted some of their gods and goddesses with bimorphic qualities i.e., Anubis, Horus, Sekhmet and Mehet-Weret as depicted below:
Ok. First a disclaimer of fair use; the following is for educational and comments purpose only. Continuing my independent personal outside research on CIE’s claims of Ancient Egyptian influence on later Christianity, one of my favorite authors mainstream Egyptologist Dr. Richard H. Wilkinson writes in his book which I recommend The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient EgyptThe Complete Gods And Goddesses Of Ancient Egypt
On the Epilogue: A Lasting Legacy Pg.242, Dr.Wilkinson says,
…the influence of Egyptian deities and religion cannot be denied in the formative periods of those same religions, and particularly that of Christianity which provides an excellent case study of Egyptian influence.
He goes on explaining on pg.243
The four evangelists of the Christian tradition were frequently depicted in animal form or as animal-headed like the Egyptian gods in early Christian art...
Well, this is what I found after a little bit of google search (found at the British Museum website):
St. John as a human with an eagle’s head.
St. Luke with a bull’s head
And the 4 human bodied evangelists together, 3 of them with animal heads (lion, bull, & eagle)
I guess the Ancient Egyptian religion imagery remained in Christianity after all.