Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 30
1 x 7/16 x 1/4 in. (2.6 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Gold figure, roughly lenticular in section, worked on both the front and rear surfaces. Represented is a seated mummiform falcon-headed diety, possibly Khonsu-Re. The god is crowned with lunar crescent, solar disk and one side, a uraeus. On the other side the uraeus is replaced by an eyelet. The body, crescent, disk, uraeus and eyelet were all made separately.
Condition: Small nicks and pits; otherwise good.
This item is not on view
Khonsu Amulet, 664-343 B.C.E. Gold, 1 x 7/16 x 1/4 in. (2.6 x 1.1 x 0.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.825E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.825E_wwg8.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.825E_wwg8.jpg
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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