This figurine represents the god Horus in the form of a falcon wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt (the pschent) worn by kings and some gods. On the base is engraved a dedication naming the god: Horus Son of Isis and Horus in the swamps.
Horus is also portrayed as a falcon-headed man. As a falcon, he is the great god of heaven, his eyes are the sun and the moon. He is also a solar god under the name of Ré-Horakhty.
Very ancient god of Hierakonpolis, honored since prehistoric times, he is a royal god, protector of the king; Pharaoh is his representative on the throne of Egypt (one of the five names that make up the royal title is precisely the "Name of Horus").
Horus is still the posthumous son of Osiris, raised by his mother Isis in the delta swamps, to save him from the revenge of his father's murderer; he won the victory over his father and returned to his inheritance.
Reproduction in patinated resin
Dimensions with base:
Height: 15.5 cm
Width: 4 cm
Depth: 8 cm
Origin: Egypt, Clot Bey Collection, purchased in 1852
Period: About 1080-333 BC, Low period
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum