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Statuette of Re-Horakhty

A work made of copper alloy with gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of copper alloy with gilding.

Date:

Third Intermediate Period-Late Period, Dynasty 21–26 (about 1069–525 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Egyptian gods were commonly depicted with human bodies and animal heads. Here the god Re-Horakhty, a combination of the solar gods Re and Horus, is identified by the hawk’s head. The statuette’s strong body and dynamic stance exemplifies the Egyptian artist’s notion of the ideal male figure and expresses the vigor and power of Re-Horakhty, to whom the statuette would have been given as an offering.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Statuette of Re-Horakhty

Origin

Egypt

Date

1069 BCE–664 BCE

Medium

Copper alloy with gilding

Inscriptions

"Re Horakhty, chief of the gods."

Dimensions

25 × 8.3 × 10.5 cm (9 7/8 × 3 1/4 × 4 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Robert H. Fleming

Reference Number

1894.261

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