Sketchbook Page 11: Horus

August 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Horus: from Egyptian Sketchbook

Different forms of Horus are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct gods by Egyptologists. These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasised, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. Horus is usually represented as a man with the head of a falcon.

This is the third of a series of preliminary sketches for a series of much larger drawings (measuring 1.5m x 1.5m) that will represent the skulls of various Egyptian animal-headed deities at a god-like scale (see also Sketchbook Page 9: The Set(h) Animal & Sketchbook Page 10: Thoth

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