From the emergence of the first kings in Egypt at around 3000 BC, the ruler was thought to be the earthly manifestation of Horus, the ancient Egyptian god of divine kingship. Statues of Horus in the form of a falcon or with a human body with a falcon head were erected and displayed in temples as part of the royal cult, which celebrated the king’s role as the intercessor between humankind and gods. The falcon had been worshipped from earliest times as a cosmic deity whose body represents the heavens and whose eyes represent the sun and the moon, fitting for Horus, a creator god and god of the sky. Horus, the falcon-headed god, is one of the most well-known ancient Egyptian gods. He has become one of the most commonly used symbols of Egypt, seen on Egyptian airplanes, hotels and restaurants throughout the country. He is perhaps one of the most iconic symbols to come out of ancient Egypt. Horus is the son of Osiris and Isis, the holy child of the divine family triad. He is one of the numerous gods associated with the falcon, an important symbol in antiquity. Horus’ name is ubiquitous with traits associated with the falcon. His name means "he who is above" and "he who is distant". The falcon had been worshipped from the earliest times in ancient Egypt, dating back to the pre-dynastic period. The falcon is a celestial deity whose physical body represents the heavens above and whose piercing, bold eyes, represent the sun and the moon. Horus is often depicted as a falcon, wearing a crown with a cobra embellished on it or the double crown of Egypt, symbolizing unity and harmony of upper and lower Egypt. The hooded cobra also known as uraeus, symbolizes light and royalty. It was often worn by gods and pharaohs on their forehead. It is a sort of amulet or protective symbol to protect the person from harm. Horus is known in ancient Egyptian mythology as the divine son of Osiris and Isis who lost his left eye in the war against Seth, taking revenge for his father. Thus, his eye became a holy symbol for protection and power. Horus is among the most famous and important gods worshipped in ancient Egypt. Horus’ name itself means "the falcon who soars above all the other inhabitants of the land" and he was also a frequent symbol of any ancient Egyptian king. He was also considered the mighty god of kingship and the sky. Horus is the ancient Egyptian god of protection and power. Horus is depicted as a creator god and benevolent protector. He was thought to be the divine son of Isis and Osiris. Horus lost his left Eye in the war against Seth who murdered his father. Since then this eye has become an important sign of protection. Here at Swan Bazaar we have a beautiful collection of Horus statues, made of authentic Egyptian materials. They are historically-accurate and all hand-carved in the heart of Egypt. We have a variety of Horus statues carved out of premium, authentic basalt stone, following in the tradition of the ancient Egyptians. Basalt was one of the Egyptians most utilized stones. It was used to make an array of items from pots to other kitchen tools to vases to statues to even flooring! The utilization of basalt by the ancient Egyptians can be traced back to Pre-Dynastic times. Basalt was quarried in the ancient lands of Fayoum and Merimda-Benisalame. Basalt vessels are among the oldest stone vessels found in Egypt. Basalt was used to make statues and sarcophagi in the Old Kingdom. It was also immensely popular as a material for flooring. Basalt has also been used in the exterior veneer and capstones of pyramids from Old Kingdom. It was also used for temple pavements and walls. As mentioned above, basalt was a popular material for making small figurines and statues during the New Kingdom. Often times these figurines were carved in the shape of revered god for the purpose of decorating their home alters or burial chambers and tombs. They were often buried with the deceased to protect them in the journey to the afterlife. Our Hand-Carved Basalt Horus with Falcon Head Statue is hand-carved out of premium basalt stone and painted with a glossy paint or a lustrous finish. The fine line work and precise carving is all hand-done by talented Egyptian artisans, accurately capturing how Horus was often portrayed in ancient Egyptian murals and reliefs. It is a unique collectable antique, perfect for lovers of ancient Egyptian history and mythology. The ancient Egyptians adorned their homes as well as their tombs, holy burial places and alters with similar statues, paying homage to the great god Horus. Our Horus Statue for Sale Handmade from Mahogany, Gilded with Gold Sheets is a one of a kind item, celebrating the great god Horus. It is handcrafted of master quality mahogany wood, renown for its hardness, ability to bear pressure and beautiful grain. Mahogany wood is distinguished by its hardness and ability to bear pressure. The statue is gilded with gold sheets, keeping with the tradition of the ancient Egyptians. Many of their statues were made of wood and covered with gold sheets or leaf The fine details and contours of the face and body are all delicately hand-painted by professional Egyptian artists. Here Horus is depicted as a falcon-headed being with piercing blue eyes. . The statue is made to be a replica of a real unearthed Horus statue artifact. Decorate your home or altar with the mighty spirit of one of the most significant and revered gods of ancient Egypt today with our Horus statues. All our statues are 100% handmade in the heart of Egypt by expert craftsmen and artists who are passionate about creating accurate items that capture the might spirit and grandeur of ancient Egypt. Our Horus statues are full of fine detail, all meticulously hand-carved just for you! These statues are perfect gifts for lover of ancient Egyptian mythology.