Statuette of Horus the Falcon

M11629

On display

Hollow cast copper alloy statuette of Horus as a falcon wearing an incised broad collar and the Double Crown fronted by a uraeus and a projecting coil , the closed wings crossing over the tail feathers, the feathers finely incised, the well-modelled head with lidded round eyes, a hooked beak and detailed facial markings. With square plugged hole under tail which presumably provided opening for insertion of a now-missing mummy of a bird. Preservation good, but some detail lost by corrosion. Feet have tenons for insertion into a now missing pedestal.