An Egyptian Gold-Inlaid Bronze Falcon, Third Intermediate Period, ca. 900 - 600 BCE
EB1907Regular price $15,000 USD
Portraying the powerful Horus as a falcon-headed man, shown striding on a rectangular base, left foot advanced, wearing a tripartite wig and shendyt-kilt, both incised and inlaid with gold wire, with both arms extended in front, the palm of his right hand turned upward, the left holding a sceptre.
Horus, son of Osiris and Isis, was a popular god in Egypt and was worshipped as the god of the sky and a god of the sun. Amulets of Horus as either a falcon or falcon-headed man were common, as the pharaoh of Egypt was thought to be an incarnation of Horus.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2012, no. 189 and J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XIII, 2002, no.161.
Dimensions: Height: 3 1/4 inches (8 cm)
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.
Provenance: Private English collection.