Statuette of Horus spearing an antelope

Late Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134

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 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.

Statuette of Horus spearing an antelope, Cupreous metal

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