London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF HORUS THE FALCON ON AN INSCRIBED SHRINE
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The standing falcon wearing a double crown, with finely chased detail, the front of the rectangular cavetto-corniced shrine inscribed with hieroglyphs mentioning Horus of Pe and Wadjyt and the donor's name Hor-hy, son of Horsiese, born of the lady Est[em]khebi, the hollow shrine filled with linen covered 'food for the falcon', small hole in one side
9 in. (23 cm.) long; 6½ in. (17.2 cm.) high
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