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Egyptian Granite figure of god Horus-Sobek, Roman period, 1st century BC-4th century AD

Conservation:  Good condition
Material:  Granite
Dimensions:  5,5 x 10,5 cm
Provenance:  Manuel Fuentenebro´s collection / Archeology Gallery, Spain, 2014
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
Published:  Catalogue “Magical Egypt”, Ars Historica, Madrid, 2012


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Sobek, a crocodile god, god of fertility, vegetation and life, but also known as “the creator of the Nile” and protector against dangers on the Nile River. His importance grew in the First Intermediate Period when he began to be merged with the god Horus. This syncretism with Horus is due to one of the versions of the Osiris myth, where he is said to have assisted in the birth of Horus and helped to destroy Seth, who hid in the body of a crocodile in order to escape unpunished for his crime.

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