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.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10328970

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