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Figure of the Child Horus Standing in Front of a Small Box with Moveable Cover

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 3/16 × 1 1/8 × 2 3/8 in. (13.1 × 2.8 × 6.1 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bronze statue of Harpocrates striding upon a rectangular base. The god is shown as nude except for his sidelock and Double Crown. On the base before the god is a representation of a small box, with movable lid surmounted by a small figure of a frog. The base has a poorly preserved hieroglyphic inscription which mentions the name Harpocrates. Condition: Black/cu patina. Damage to surface of crown where spiral would have sprung out. Top of figure separated by crack from top of chin. Whole surface worn from handling.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Figure of the Child Horus Standing in Front of a Small Box with Moveable Cover, 664–332 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 3/16 × 1 1/8 × 2 3/8 in. (13.1 × 2.8 × 6.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.593E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.593E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.593E_view01.jpg., 2020
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