martes, 6 de enero de 2015

Nectabeo statue

Green basalt figure of a falcon with votary, from the reign of King Nectanebo. During this late period the king established shrines in large temples with statues of himself in this form, evoking both the sun god, Ra, and the god of kingship, Horus. These statues are thought to represent the divine power of kingship. Country of Origin: Egypt Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Late Period, 30th Dynasty, 380 - 343 BC. Material Size: basalt. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/Christie's, London . Location: 49.

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