Ancient Egyptian relief representing Horus
This relief may represent Ancient Egyptian god Horus or one of his priests – the small falcon sculpted on top of the stick the man is holding. Indeed, the falcon was Horus's symbol: he is sometimes depicted as having the head of a falcon, or as entirely being a falcon. Horus was believed to be the god of the sky, but also of war and hunting. The image of this god was positive, contrary to his mythological ennemy Set, god of the desert who killed Horus's father Osiris.