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November 25 2012

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Statue du dieu égyptien Horus - Le Louvre (by marianne85)

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Statue du dieu Horus. 3e Période Intermédiaire.

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This bronze statue of the ancient Egyptian god Horus is in the Louvre museum, Paris.

The statue is about one metre tall and dates back to the Third Intermediate Period: 1069-664BCE.

statue of Horus (by d0gwalker)

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Statue du dieu Horus / Musée du Louvre / The God Horus

Egyptian God of the sky. / 3rd intermediate period, 1069-664 BC

Horus is a god of the Ancient Egyptian religion, most commonly known by the Greek version Horus, of the Egyptian Heru/Har. Horus was an ancient and important deity. He was also the son of Isis and Osiris. Some details of the character are changed or intermixed with other characters throughout the different dynasties and Egyptian cults and religions. For example, when Heru (Horus) fuses with Ra the Sun God, he becomes Ra-Horakhty.

The Eye of Horus became an important Egyptian symbol of power. Horus had a man’s body and a falcon’s head. Horus fought with Seth for the throne of Egypt. In this battle one of his eyes was injured and later it was healed by Isis. This healing of the eye became a symbol of renewal. Horus united Egypt and bestowed divinity upon the pharaohs who were viewed as incarnations of Horus in life.

Origin of “Horus”

Horus is recorded in Egyptian hieroglyphs as ḥr.w and is reconstructed to have been pronounced *Ḥāru, meaning “Falcon”. As a description it has also typically been thought of as having the meaning “the distant one” or “one who is above, over” By Coptic times, the name became Hōr. It was adopted into Greek as Ὡρος Hōros. The original name also survives in later Egyptian names such as Har-Si-Ese literally “Horus, son of Isis”.

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3rd intermediate period, 1069-664 BC
Louvre Museum - Egyptian Antiquities Collection
Paris, France

This statue is life sized and was originally covered in gold leaf with eyes made of precious stones. It was used ceremonially because for any ruler to have power, he and in some cases she would have to be annointed by Horus the god of the noonday sun and symbol of supreme consciousness. The hands originally held a ceremonial vessel which contained a liquid. The arms could be lowered mechanically to pour the liquid over the head of pharaoh or the participant in the ceremony.

Horus (by waywuwei)

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Bronze Horus at the Louvre - Third Intermediate Period

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Third Intermediate Period bronze Horus - Louvre

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Bronze Horus statue, Third Intermediate Period; Louvre

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O deus Horus (by Elton Rabello)

More about this statue from the Louvre’s Website:

September 08 2012

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Ancient Egyptian. Carved green limestone plaque with two raised Eyes of Horus, a cobra, and cartouche, and a cartouche on the back. Hole at the top. Third Intermediate Period. 1070-712 BC (3”)

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