Statuette of Horus the Falcon


About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period (Saite)
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 BC - 525 BC (Dynasty 26) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    19th Century
  • Measurements
    250 mm x 65 mm x 150 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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