London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE HORUS SHRINE
CIRCA 400 B.C.
Horus in the form of a hawk standing on a hollow cylindrical shrine base with rectangular shrine door opening, flanked by two relief cobras on either side, the back decorated with a relief figure of a vulture with outspread wings, holding two maat (truth) feathers in each claw, (the Horus crown missing), mounted, with a presentation case
6½ in (16.5 cm.) high
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