Egyptian Serpentine Horus Falcon

£ 3,000.00

An exquisite dark grey-green serpentine Ancient Egyptian amulet of Horus in the shape of falcon. The deity is depicted standing on an integral trapezoidal base, finely modelled and executed, featuring the head with prominent eyes and clearly defined facial markings, and characteristic small rounded beak. The amulet features a hoop to the top for suspension, suggesting its use as a pendant.

Date: Circa 664-332 BC
Period: Late Period
Condition: Very fine with high detail, the stone is in very good condition.
Product Code: ES-12
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Even though the falcon had been a sacred animal for a number of cults, such as those of the god Montu and the god Ra, the predatory character and strength of its flight made this bird a zoomorphic representation of the deity associated with the living pharaoh, Horus. With his parents, Osiris and Isis, Horus formed one of the most important divine triad closely connected to the royal cult. The pharaoh was considered a descendant and an earthly representation of Horus.

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Dimensions W 3.7 x H 4.1 cm
Stone

Serpentine

Egyptian Mythology

Horus

Region

North Africa

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