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Statuette of the Child Horus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 3rd century C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/2 in. (12.9 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.291
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Statuette of the Child Horus, 3rd century C.E. Terracotta, 5 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/2 in. (12.9 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.291. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.291_NegA_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.16.291_NegA_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragmentary terra cotta statuette of the child Horus, nude and standing. Elaborate headdress, possibly intended as a diadem. Side-lock of youth on right side of head. Right hand held to mouth. Left hand supports cornucopia. Cast hollow in two part mould. Condition: Entire surface worn, figure missing from knees down. Detail missing from top of head; casting hole in center of back.
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     <em>Statuette of the Child Horus</em>, 3rd century C.E. Terracotta, 5 1/16 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/2 in. (12.9 x 5.2 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.291. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.291_NegA_print_bw.jpg)