Just when I thought it was over ...
While my first design got approved, I realized when sketching it again today that I could have taken it in another direction. Whereas I was playing it close to the traditional Ancient Egyptian deities and preserving the humanoid torso and bottom at first, I quickly grew partial to my sketches of a much more lithe, "chicken-legged" Horus guardian.
Unfortunately, the designs in my head involved elaborate satin loincloths with coins and headdresses made from Peacock feathers - things which I don't have the time, skill, nor professor's permission - to render. Without these aspects the second design because rather boring.
I'm pitching these thumbnails to my Maya professor tomorrow to see which he prefers for the final rendering product. You can see the first design here: --Sak