May 25, 2007
May 25, 2007
May 25, 2007

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



The falcon stands in hieroglyphic form—body erect, feet together—on a thin, oblong base with a tang beneath. The eye and beak are the only areas with incised details. Numerous such images of this important bird, an age-old symbol of Egyptian kingship, survive.

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