Total height of fragment - 18 cms / 7 inches
*Presently this artwork will be made to order by your request.
**Allow for approximately 2 - 3 weeks for completion.
Available here is a large amulet featuring Ra-Horakhty - the sun god associated with the dawn and dusk horizons.
Made of a limestone and quartzite composition stone this replica has an aged green patina.
This interesting amulet is large enough to have been used as a shrine detail or furniture embellishment.
Ra-Horakhty is a composite deity. Composed of 'Ra' the sun god and 'Horakhty' - Horus of the twin horizons.
He takes the form of a falcon with a human body fused with the sun disc placed directly upon a striped wig. A single hand grasps the stylized ostrich feather of the Goddess Maat.
This single feather speaks of order, balance and harmony in the world order. Carried by Ra-Horakhty who would sail across the sky each day in a solar boat this is a visual image of hope for the ancient Egyptians.
Hope that the sun would rise each day.
The King / Pharaoh had strong associations with Ra-Horakhty as he was also supposed to be reborn each day to keep the land of Egypt in order.
Thus Ra-Horakhty was particularly associated with the eastern horizon.
Further Background information-
Collectively falcons and hawks were revered from pre-dynastic times until the end of empire. In a valley filled with an abundant fauna population the earliest Egyptians would have noticed the stealth and hunting prowess of these wild birds. It is not surprising that the most admired birds received at times top billing in the pantheon of the gods.
Ra was worshiped as supreme god during the old and middle kingdoms and would merge with the upper Egyptian god Amun during the new kingdom thus becoming Amun-Ra. This was a potent symbol of unity between the two lands of Egypt as the cultural divide between north and south was prone to breach.
Ra was the original sun god who sailed through the sky on a solar boat and disembarked on the sunset horizon to board his Meskhet = night boat to travel through the twelve perilous gates of night.
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.