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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

MEDIUM Bronze
  • 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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.593E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    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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    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.
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