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- Carving Panel Horus God Falcon Ancient Egyptian 19th Century, Wood
Carving Panel Horus God Falcon Ancient Egyptian 19th Century, Wood
Ancient Egyptian Revival: 19th century, carving of Horus in the form of a falcon
- Beautifully carved classical composition in low relief - Depicting Horus, one of the earliest and most important Egyptian gods in the form of a falcon. Showing his right eye as the sun or morning star, representing power and Quintessence; his left eye was the moon or evening star representing healing - Finely carved with a variety of techniques and textures in the different levels of the carved relief. - Decorative and symbolic harmonizing with both period and contemporary interiors - Made at a time of renewed interest ancient Egypt as a result of Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign (1798-1801) and the extensive scientific study of ancient Egyptian remains and culture inspired by this Campaign . In addition to its aesthetic impact on literature, art, and architecture, it also played a role in the discussion about race, gender, and national identity. - Egyptomania is of particular importance to American culture because of the way in which the example of ancient Egypt served to create a sense of independent nationhood during the 19th century. - Unusual wood, currently identifying
Measures: Length 59cm Height 52cm Depth 3cm.
Egyptian Revival (Of the period)
GOOD. Wear consistent with age and use.
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