Statuette of Horus the Falcon card

Statuette of Horus the Falcon

M11629

On display

Information

Hollow cast copper alloy statuette of Horus as a falcon. The image of the falcon is decorated with an incised broad collar worn around the neck, and on the head a double crown fronted by a uraeus with a projecting coil. The closed wings cross over the tail feathers. The feathers are finely incised, the head is well modelled with lidded round eyes, a hooked beak and detailed facial markings. With square plugged hole under tail which presumably provided opening for insertion of remains of a bird, now missing. Preservation is good, but some detail lost through surface corrosion. Each foot has a projecting tenon for insertion into a now missing pedestal.