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Copper alloy figure of Horus as a hawk: E.1.1940

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Copper alloy figure of Horus as a hawk




Horus falcon, with crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. The ruling king of Egypt was believed to be the living embodiment of the god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris.

Measurements and weight

Height: 34 cm
Width: 11 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1940) by Hanbury, D. H. T.


Ptolemaic Period#
Circa -332 - Circa -30

Materials used in production

bronze Copper alloy

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.1.1940
Primary reference Number: 54329
Oldadmincategory: MW
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 19 November 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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