Ancient Egyptian wooden Horus wearing a crown, Late Period, 664-332 BC

Material:  Wood
Conservation:  Earthy patina; shavings on the surface
Material:  Wood
Dimensions:  12 x 15,5 cm
Provenance:  American private collection, Dr. H.R. / Acquired at Netherlands, Auction, 2018/ This piece is accompanied by an export certificate from the Spanish Ministry of Culture No. 2020/03460 with date 19/06/2020 and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
Ref cata009 Category Tag

In the beginning it is a celestial god; it is the oldest real god that had the shape of a falcon. Horus was known as the cosmic god the Egyptian mythology. He was one of the most important gods of the ancient Egyptian as he was considered as the founder of the Egyptian civilization. He was the god of heaven and the universe, but also of war and hunting. His Egyptian name was Hor and The associated Greek deity was an unknown son of Prometheus although it also appears in other writings that its equivalent in Greek mythology was the god Apollo, the hunter god.

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