Egyptian Horus Amulet A deep blue lapis lazuli amulet of a hawk, possibly symbolic of the god Horus. The amulet has a care.. Product #: EH-165 Regular price: $495.00 $495.00 Sold
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Egyptian Horus Amulet

Product Code: EH-165
Length: 1.2CM
Width: 1.1CM

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A deep blue lapis lazuli amulet of a hawk, possibly symbolic of the god Horus. The amulet has a carefully crafted profile, with the beak and facial details clearly visible. The bird has its wings tucked into his sides, and his tail flows down to gently rest against the base of the amulet, which is a flat rectangle. The talons and legs are also nicely depicted. Incredible attention to detail is evident in the incising of lines to resemble feathers along the folded wings.
 
In Ancient Egypt, it was believed that the flapping of a hawk's wings could cause storms across...
A deep blue lapis lazuli amulet of a hawk, possibly symbolic of the god Horus. The amulet has a carefully crafted profile, with the beak and facial details clearly visible. The bird has its wings tucked into his sides, and his tail flows down to gently rest against the base of the amulet, which is a flat rectangle. The talons and legs are also nicely depicted. Incredible attention to detail is evident in the incising of lines to resemble feathers along the folded wings.
 
In Ancient Egypt, it was believed that the flapping of a hawk's wings could cause storms across the world. The hawk was also religiously significant, as the gods Ra, Horus, Khensu, Ptah, Mentu, Rheu, Sokar, and Keghsenuf were either hawk headed, or were regularly accompanied by birds. They may have been significantly linked to the divine as they were also the symbol of the soul, representative of light, and were considered royal.
 
Circa Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BC
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