Painted plaster copy of a cippus showing Horus, 1000 BC-200 BC.

 
Painted plaster copy of a cippus showing Horus, 1000 BC-200 BC.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

Such a cippus would be used to ward off wild animals. Horus was the Egyptian sky god and was said to have the sun and moon as his eyes.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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