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L. Hawk-headed God Horus . R. Lamasu
Egyptian L. Egyptian New Kingdom R. Assyrian Sculpture

EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM Anonymous (c.1570 BCE - 1070 BCE)
EGYPTIAN NEW KINGDOM Anonymous (c.1570 BCE - 1070 BCE) Primary
1352 BCE-700 BCE
Wood
Carved & gilded
L. Egyptian New Kingdom R. Assyrian
Egypt.
Cairo. Egyptian Museum.
Intro13.egy01c26
People of many early cultures recognized the power of animals and the relative weakness of their own species compared to such beasts as lions and bulls. Because of this recognition of the power implicit in these animals, their images were sometimes used to represent the mysterious power of the universe. The artists of early cultures often depicted their gods as half animal, half human. For example, this Egyptian hawk-headed god on the left or the Assyrian guardian on the right which is the combination of the powerful body of a bull with a human head.

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