Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
One side of this spacer depicts a child nursed by a goddess flanked by other deities, one dominating a bound prisoner. The other side shows an enthroned falcon-headed god flanked by still more deities, again with a bound captive. This decoration, done in openwork characteristic of late Dynasty XX through Dynasty XXV, may symbolize the birth, childhood, and triumphal enthronement of the god Horus and therefore possibly also the king in his role as Horus.
ca. 1185-653 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 20 to Dynasty 25
New Kingdom to Third Intermediate Period
1 1/16 x 1/4 x 1 15/16 in. (2.7 x 0.7 x 5 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Oblong, blue faience openwork double plaque – a spacer bead(?). Top and base pieces ten times; sides solid and plain. Obverse, in center Isis seated on low throne embracing Horus who stands nude before her. Before her, Sakhmet and Re-Harakhte grasping bound and nude captive by his hair. Behind Isis, Nephthys and a hawk-headed god with double plume headdress. Reverse, Re-Harakhte (?) seated on throne. Before him, Sakhmet standing and hawk-headed deity grasping a bound and nude prisoner by the hair. Behind, animal-headed female deity and Horus wearing double crown. Interior of plaque unglazed.
Jewelry Spacer, ca. 1185-653 B.C.E. Faience, 1 1/16 x 1/4 x 1 15/16 in. (2.7 x 0.7 x 5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.30. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 49.30_view2_NegB_bw.jpg)
overall, 49.30_view2_NegB_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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