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Bronze figure of Horus in Roman military costume

1/300

British Museum

British Museum

In ancient Egypt the god Horus was
 the divine representation of the living king, commonly shown as a man with 
the head of a falcon. Images of Horus in Roman military costume expressed the ancient Egyptian god’s power by using distinctively Roman symbols of authority. They also served to validate Roman political dominance by clothing the divine manifestation of the ancient Egyptian king in Roman costume. Here Horus wears an ancient Egyptian headdress and military dress worn by the Roman emperor.

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Details

  • Title: Bronze figure of Horus in Roman military costume
  • Date Created: 1/300
  • Location: Egypt, Africa
  • Physical Dimensions: 48.5 x 30.5 x 14 cm
  • Medium: bronze
  • Copyright: The Trustees of the British Museum
  • British Museum website: 1868,0523.1

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