Egyptian Silver Ra-Horakhty
An ancient Egyptian silver statuette of Ra-Horakhty, the falcon-headed god is depicted striding, wearing a solar disk with uraeus, tripartite wig, and kilt.
26th - 30th Dynasty,
Ra-Horakhty was a combination of the gods Horus and Ra. Horus was a god of the sky, and Ra was the god of the sun. Thus, Ra-Horakhty was thought of as the god of the rising sun.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Egyptian Art in Miniature (1994), no. 40; Art of the Ancient World, vol. VIII (1995), no. 206.
Formerly in a Michigan private collection, acquired from Royal-Athena Galleries in 1999.