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Small Statuette of the Child Horus Seated

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Reportedly From: Memphis, Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E. or 332-30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period, Saite Period or Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 × 1 1/2 × 1 7/16 in. (12 × 3.8 × 3.7 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.535E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One nude seated (w/out seat) youthful Horus. He holds the finger of his right hand to his mouht. He wears broad collars and skull cap with Uraeus and side lock. Condition: The entire surface is covered with a copper-black patina. The figure lacks the lower left arm, the upper left being attached to the shoulder via shellac after becoming loose. Break across the right calf more recent. Solid cast.
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