Horus the Falcon



Statue of the Egyptian god Horus in the form of a falcon, wearing a crown similar in shape to the pharaonic Double Crown. It is positioned frontally with its legs vertical and the feet firmly planted. The statue is different to the majority of similar statuettes in that it is in a light coloured (white marble with grey streaks ) and in the threatening expression emphasised by the prominent brow which is a restoration. The statue has restorations at the head from the neck and the feet as well as at the front of the pedestal base. There is damage to the front edge of the wings and the back of tail. The wings are assymetric and this may be the sign of some recutting. There are signs of acid wash and light scratching perhaps used in trying to clean the piece and mask the joins.