<em>Falcon-Headed Sun-God</em>, ca. 100–30 B.C.E. Bronze, gold, 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 51.147.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.51.147.1_wwgA-1.jpg)

Falcon-Headed Sun-God

Medium: Bronze, gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 100–30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 51.147.1

Image: CUR.51.147.1_wwgA-1.jpg,West Wing gallery A-1 installation

Catalogue Description:
Gilt bronze relief figure of Horus (or Re-Harakhte?) mummyform with falcon head, seated and supporting large "m3't" feather on knees. Large sun-disk on head, tang on base and suspension loop on reverse of disk. Originally inlaid with glass. All details of reverse indicated by incisions. Condition: Extensive areas of gold-leaf missing. Only three pieces of original glass inlay preserved. A few scattered areas of corrosion.

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