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.
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. Here the falcon is wearing the double crown of Egypt, a royal crown that symbolizes the union of Lower and Upper Egypt, and emphasize Horus' role as the legitimate ruler of the entire kingdom.
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.
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.