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.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Statuette of Re-Horakhty
- 1069 BCE–664 BCE
- Copper alloy with gilding
- "Re Horakhty, chief of the gods."
- 25 × 8.3 × 10.5 cm (9 7/8 × 3 1/4 × 4 1/8 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Robert H. Fleming