Statue of the God Horus as a falcon. Graeco-Roman period IV cent. B. C. – IV cent. A. D.

The statue shows the sun god Horus as a falcon. Horus is one of the most ancient Egyptian gods,
initially the god of the heavenly aether, and later – of the Sun. He was usually depicted as a
falcon or a man with a falcon head with a double crown, and sometimes – as a winged sun disc.
When a pharaoh was crowned, the so-called "Horus name" was made for him and became an
obligatory component of his titles. The king himself was considered the embodiment of Horus on
Earth.