Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

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Onuris is depicted here, recognizable by his short hair and distinctive garment, which comprises a long patterned kilt, in this case combined with a finely detailed feathered or scaled cuirass. His crown comprises four tall feathers, represented flat and side-by-side, and he has a triple-strap suspension loop on the back. Onuris was a fierce god, known for capturing enemies in battle or hunting dangerous animals. His right arm is raised in the act of spearing a defeated enemy or animal, or holding a rope, which presumably he used to snare his prey. In this role, he personified good conquering and controlling forces of chaos and disruption.

Onuris, Cupreous metal

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