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Falcon Sacred to Horus
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Falcon Sacred to Horus


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description The falcon was associated with several celestial gods. One was Horus, a deity closely identified with living monarchs. This sculpture served as a protective image at a temple and once had a crown made separately, perhaps also from stone or even gilded bronze.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/14/1967Treatmentcleaned
8/25/1998Examinationsurvey
8/19/1999Treatmentcleaned
6/26/2001Treatmentcleaned; other
6/26/2001Treatmentcleaned
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914

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Period
ca. 380-150 BC (Late Period-early Greco-Roman)
Medium
granodiorite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.409
Measurements
15 7/16 x 6 1/4 x 12 5/8 in. (39.2 x 15.8 x 32 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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