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Horus Falcon (work of art)

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Late Period, Dynasty XXVI (Saite Renaissance)-664-525 B.C.E.
Late Period, Dynasty XXVI (Saite Renaissance), 664-525 B.C.E.
18 x 5 1/2 x 16 in.
(45.7 x 14 x 40.6 cm)


Worshipped in various forms, Horus was one of the earliest and most important gods of ancient Egypt. As a falcon he was a sky god and a sun god; as a divine child, he was the son of Isis and Osiris. Horus was also the god of kingship and a protector of the king. He is represented in full falcon form, as a falcon-headed man, or in full anthropomorphic form.

tags: animals, Ancient Egypt, mythology, meaning, observation, power, ritual


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