Statuette of Horus spearing an antelope
- Late Period
- 664–525 BC
- From Egypt
- Cupreous metal
- H. 24.4 cm (9 5/8 in.); W. 8 cm (3 1/8 in.); D. 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1945
- Accession Number:
Elaborately posed, this statue represents Horus striding and spearing an ibex, identifying the god as Horus of Hebenu. The animal in this instance brings connotations of the desert and chaos, which the god overcomes. Hebenu was located at Kom el Ahmar in Middle of Egypt.
The dedication names a primary donor and an agent who facilitated the donation and was a member of the temple staff of the god. This form of inscription is closely associated with Dynasty 26.