Statue of a Crocodile with the head of a Falcon

Greco-Roman Egypt/ Late Period

400-250 BC

This may represent the god Horus the Elder, who is occasionally shown with a falcon head and a crocodile body, or a combination of the crocodile-god Sobek with the sun-god Re. A crowning element once completed the work.

Source: The Walters Art Museum

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    Estatua de cocodrilo con cabeza de halcón.
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    Or, I’d just like to point out, there’s a dual temple to Sobek and Horus the Elder at Komobu.
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