Statuette of Horus, lord of Sekhem (Letopolis)

Late Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 130

As the powerful creator of the known world, the sun god was often merged with other deities. The falcon-headed Horus, king of the gods and a sky deity in his own right, was frequently conflated with Re—as in this image, where the presence of a solar disk acknowledges their joining.

Statuette of Horus, lord of Sekhem (Letopolis), Bronze, arsenical copper, gold sheet

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