Naos with falcon

Roman period


Wood lined with stucco and painted

H. 69.5 cm, W. 26.5 cm, L. 27 cm

The falcon was believed to be a sacred bird in ancient Egypt. Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris, was identified also with the deities Ra, Montu, and Sokar.
The wooden naos that was to hold the mummified body of the falcon. It has a form of a temple with a projecting cornice, the walls taper as they rise and are covered by different colores. A small wooden falcon with two long plumes and a sun disk on its head is fixed to the cover of the naos, represents the sun god Ra.
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Libyan palette