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Small Statuette of Horus Wearing an Elaborate Headdress

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Reportedly From: Thebes, Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/16 × 1 1/8 × 1 5/8 in. (12.9 × 2.8 × 4.2 cm) with base: 5 3/4 × 1 × 1 15/16 in. (14.6 × 2.6 × 5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.691E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Small Statuette of Horus Wearing an Elaborate Headdress, 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 1/16 × 1 1/8 × 1 5/8 in. (12.9 × 2.8 × 4.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.691E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.691E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.691E_view01.jpg., 2020
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One nude youthful god, probably Horus. Striding on a rectangular base. His left hand at his side holds an ankh (in relief). The right hand is to the chest and holds a crook and flail, rendered in relief. Figure wears close-fitting cap with uraeus and sidelock. About his neck the god wears an amulet suspended by a cord (engraved into the surface). Springing from the cap is an atef crown. Condition: Tip of the left horn of the atef is broken off. The tangs are now firmly anchored in a block of lead on the base. The patina is brown/black overall. Solid cast.
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