Votive Box with a Falcon Figure



The falcon god Horus wearing a uraeus and the double crown of Egypt, symbolising the union of Upper and Lower Egypt, standing on a small shrine-shaped box that would have held a votive animal mummy. The falcon is solid cast with details of the feathers and legs are finely incised. Spiral ornament lost from the front of the crown but oherwise intact. Described by Professor Percy Newberry in 1910 as being of a “good technique” and dating to the Saite Period – Romano-Egyptian Period.