Wings of Horus Altar Side Table Statue
This Wings of Horus Altar Side Table Statue is a creative combination of style and function. The rich details, from red sun disk to cobra snakes, look wonderful. High-quality egyptian decor, hand-cast using real crushed stone bonded with durable designer resin, this Wings of Horus side table is hand painted in faux gold and the rich tones of the Egyptian palette and topped with a glass table top. Horus the Falcon God spreads his wings as a 360° statue, awe-inspiring from any angle beneath a 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm diameter, bevel-edged glass table top secured by a steady fulcrum pivot. Egyptian God Horus, one of the most significant Egyptian deities, Horus is the God of the Sky, war and hunting. He is often depicted as a falcon or a man with the head of a falcon. Since Horus was said to be the sky, he was considered to also contain the Sun and Moon. Egyptians believed that the Sun was his right eye and the Moon his left, and that they traversed the sky when he, a falcon, flew across it. Later, the reason that the Moon was not as bright as the Sun was explained by a tale, known as The Contendings of Horus and Seth. In this tale, it was said that Set, the patron of Upper Egypt, and Horus, the patron of Lower Egypt, had battled for Egypt brutally, with neither side victorious, until eventually, the gods sided with Horus. As Horus was the ultimate victor he became known as ḥr.w wr “Horus the Great“, but more usually translated “Horus the Elder“. In the struggle, Set had lost a testicle, and Horus’ eye was gouged out.
The Winged Sun is a symbol that likely existed even before the Egyptian civilization. Archeologists have found carved winged suns in ancient stones, making this symbol one of the first recorded in human history. In Egyptian tradition, the Winged Sun appeared in the Old Kingdom, and it remained important throughout the history of this culture. The representations of this symbol show it as its name indicates, a sun or solar disk in the center with spread wings on either. In many cases, the Winged Sun also had Egyptian cobras flanking it. This symbol represented royalty, power, and divinity in Ancient Egypt, but it also held significance in other eastern regions like Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia. Due to its associations with the sun, the Winged Sun was linked to the Sun God Ra. However, it’s most common associations were with Horus. At the start, the Winged Sun was the symbol of the Behdety, the God of the Midday Sun. In later times, this god became an aspect of Horus, so the Winged Sun was associated with him. When combined with Behdety, he became known as Horus of Behdet or Horus of Edfu. Since Horus was the protector of the kingship and a divine ruler, the Winged Sun had associations with these traits too. In the terrible fight between Horus and Set for the rule of Egypt, Horus flew to battle and opposed Set in the form of the Winged Sun. The most famous representation of the Winged Sun is still present in the Temple of Edfu.
In its female form, the Winged Sun represented the Goddess Hathor. Apart from the symbolism given by its connection with Horus and the Sun, the Winged Sun represented other important concepts for the Egyptians. The symbol became an amulet of protection over time. Since Horus had defeated the mighty antagonist Set in the form of the Winged Sun, this symbol became associated with protection against evil. From the Middle Kingdom onwards, the Egyptians used the Winged Sun as an amulet in tombs and in the sarcophagi of the pharaohs for protection. In Ancient Egypt, the Winged Sun was a symbol of the Power of the Sun, Royalty, the Soul, and Eternity. In this sense, the Winged Sun became an attribute of different deities in the myths. Its veneration in Ancient Egypt grew more famous by the millennia. This symbol was deemed as holding many powers and was related to the eternal fight between good and evil, light, and darkness. The Winged Sun shed light over the world and protected the skies and the Universe against those who wanted to cause pain and suffering. The Sun itself was a symbol of nourishment, power, and life. Without the Sun, Life could not exist the way it does, and the world would be immersed in eternal darkness. This idea strengthens the symbolism of the Winged Sun and the Goodness of the World. Winged Sun Altar Side Table Statue sizes: 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm x 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm x 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm.
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