Horus from a royal figure
Old Kingdom (?), possibly Dynasty 4–6
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II (A) Upper Deffufa
Overall: 17.5 x 8.2 x 8 cm (6 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This is a fragment from the back of a royal statue, showing the god Horus as a falcon. The outspread wings, tail, and feet are broken off. The falcon originally stood behind the king’s head. There is a small fragment of the head still attached to the beak.
From Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, K II Upper Deffufa room A. 1914: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition