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Falcon Shaped Horus
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Falcon Shaped Horus


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Description The falcon god Horus represented the sky and was also associated with kingship from the late 4th millennium. This small falcon figure is made from gold and has a silver double-crown (which stands for Upper and Lower Egypt) attached.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/08/1974Treatmentcleaned
10/19/1978Examinationexamined for condition
9/17/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 1984-1987.
  • Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery and the Zucker Family Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
  • Through Ancient Eyes: Portraiture in Ancient Egypt. Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham. 1988.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1070-525 BC (Third Intermediate-Late Period)
Medium
gold, silver
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1433
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 x W: 1/2 x D: 1 1/16 in. (2.8 x 1.26 x 2.66 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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