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Small Statuette of the Child Horus Seated

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305–30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period (possibly)
    DIMENSIONS 3 7/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 15/16 in. (9.9 x 4.1 x 7.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Solid cast bronze figure of Horus as a nude child. The god is shown in a seated position with his hands at his sides, palm down, and his feet upon a foot rest. He wears a broad collar with menat, and a tight cap with uraeus and sidelock. The cap is covered with a pattern of dots. Condition: Dull black patina. Two holes on lower back possibly from casting. Cuprite on left cheek.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Small Statuette of the Child Horus Seated, 305–30 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 7/8 x 1 5/8 x 2 15/16 in. (9.9 x 4.1 x 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.559E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.559E_negC_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.37.559E_negC_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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