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Small Statuette of the Child Horus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Reportedly From: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES 305-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period (probably)
    DIMENSIONS 3 11/16 × 13/16 × 1 1/16 in. (9.3 × 2 × 2.7 cm) Height without tang: 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.933E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Small Statuette of the Child Horus, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 11/16 × 13/16 × 1 1/16 in. (9.3 × 2 × 2.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.933E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.933E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.933E_view01.jpg., 2020
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Striding bronze figure of Horus as a nude child with right hand and finger held to his mouth. The deity strides upon a rectangular base to which he is attached by means of a tenon. He wears the Double Crown and sidelock. The whites of his eyes are gilded. Condition: Black/reddish-brown patina. Spiral, which was made separately, now missing from crown.
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