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Amulet of the Child Horus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 5/8 × 1/2 × 9/16 in. (4.1 × 1.3 × 1.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.1094E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Amulet of the Child Horus, 664-332 B.C.E. Faience, 1 5/8 × 1/2 × 9/16 in. (4.1 × 1.3 × 1.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1094E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.1094E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1094E_view01.jpg., 2020
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bright blue glazed faience figure of the god Horus. Horus is represented as a nude child wearing a cap-like hairdo and sidelock. The figure is crudely made. The right leg, which is represented as being vertical is thick and rectangular. The left leg extends forwards as if the figure were striding but the back pillar extends forwards underneath it to form a seat. Thus the figure appears to be both seated and striding at the same time. The back pillar is pierced for suspension. Condition: Complete.
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