Detail of ceremonial chariot. The falcon Horus carries the solar disk engraved with the winged scarab, the God Khépri, symbol of the rising sun and resurrection and a giver of life. Amarna type of sun (hieroglyph: The Key to Life). Beetle is the cyclic symbol of the sun and resurrection. He is the sun rising from itself, which comes from God. The beetle carries the huge ball of the sun between its legs, as the sun god returns shadows of the night. The beetle is day and night.
Painted limestone Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I ca. 1961-1917 B.C. From the antechamber of the pyramid temple of Senwosret, Lisht. Khakhaure Senusret III was a pharaoh of Egypt. He ruled from 1878 BC to 1839 BC, and was the fifth monarch of the Twelfth Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom. Among his achievements was the building of the Canal of the Pharaohs
Panel from a Hathor Column Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 26–30 Date: 688–342 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: Cedar Dimensions: H. 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in); w. 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in) Credit Line: Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889