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Horus Falcon

Horus Falcon

664-30 BC

Bronze, solid cast

Overall: 4.6 x 1.4 x 3.3 cm (1 13/16 x 9/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Bequest of James Parmelee 1940.615

Description

As the chief intermediary between gods and men, the Egyptian king is often shown kneeling in adoration. Enough remains of this king's arms to indicate that his hands may have held offering jars or were extended with the palms facing each other around a naos, or shrine, containing a divine image. In Egypt, adoration required a divine recipient. This example was undoubtedly part of a group composition in which the king faced a larger figure of a god.

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