Horus was depicted as two deities; Horus the Elder and Horus the Younger. Horus the Elder was considered god of the sky and the son of Geb, Earth and Nut, Sky. As a god he was associated with both the sun and the moon. Horus the Younger was the son of Osiris and Isis, he too was associated with the sky, sun and the moon. He was the protector of Egypt’s royalty and defender of order, uniter of the two lands (lower and upper Egypt). Over time, both Horus deities were merged with Ra, the sun god, and represented as a falcon headed man bearing the sun disk and the crown of upper and lower Egypt.
Egyptian Pair Of Faience Horus Terminals
Beautifully crafted Egyptian pair of turquoise faience Horus terminals featuring the head of Horus with the sun-disc perched on top and unadorned backs. Three pierced holes for attachment to a broad collar, one at the top, one at the bottom left and one at the bottom right. One of the bottom right holes is blocked with encrustation.
Period: New Kingdom Period
Provenance: From a UK collection; formerly in an early 20th century collection.
Condition: Very fine.