Egyptian Bronze Statuette of Horus
An ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of the falcon-headed god Horus wearing a striated tri-partitie wig, shendyt kilt and headdress. The god strides forward with his left leg and right arm at his side.
Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC.
Horus was the primary deity of the ancient Egyptian pantheon. He was worshipped from as early as the Pre-Dynastic Period. The god was most often depicted as a falcon or as a man with a falcon head wearing the double crown of upper and lower Egypt. Horus was the embodiment of the eternal sky. The pharaoh was viewed as the living manifestation of the god Horus.
Cf. Pietre Museum of Egyptian Archaeology inv. no. UC 16456; Günther Roeder, Ägyptische Bronzefiguren, Mitteilungen aus der ägyptischen Sammlung, Vol. 6.1 (Berlin, 1956), p. 82, fig. 106.
Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired from Galerie Monique Bacquier, Paris, France before 1990; previously in a French private collection.