Horus Falcon-Form Coffin
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.
Dynasty 26, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
11 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. (29.8 x 7 x 29.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1905, acquired by Rollin and Feuardent, Paris, France; April 25, 1905, purchased from Rollin and Feuardent by the Brooklyn Museum.
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Horus Falcon-Form Coffin, 664-30 B.C.E. Bronze, gold, 11 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. (29.8 x 7 x 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.394. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 05.394_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
threequarter, 05.394_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012
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