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Ancient Egyptian Sky God Horus Amulet

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Ancient faience Horus Amulet from Egypt from 600-300 BC, approximately 1.25 inches tall of soapstone. A remarkable piece in exceptionally good condition for the age. Some info on Horus from Wiki: Horus is one of the oldest and most significant deities in ancient Egyptian religion, who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history, and these are treated as distinct gods by Egypt specialists.[1] These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine, or as a man with a falcon head.

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