Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The god Horus was the son of the first king and queen, Osiris and Isis. Thus, in human form, he is often worshipped as a child. But Horus was strongly associated with the falcon and, as a sky god, with the sun. Images of Horus as a child are often found in falcon mummy cemeteries mixed together with falcon-shaped mummy coffins, as if they have similar votive functions.
Bronze, animal remains, linen
Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 30
7 1/8 × 6 5/8 × 2 1/8 in. (18.1 × 16.8 × 5.4 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Falcon Coffin, 664–332 B.C.E. Bronze, animal remains, linen, 7 1/8 × 6 5/8 × 2 1/8 in. (18.1 × 16.8 × 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.416Ea-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 37.416Ea-b_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
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