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Amulet of the Child Horus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-30 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 11/16 × 7/16 × 11/16 in. (4.3 × 1.1 × 1.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Amulet of the Child Horus, 664-30 B.C.E. Faience, 1 11/16 × 7/16 × 11/16 in. (4.3 × 1.1 × 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1091E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1091E_GRP-A_glass_bw_SL1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1091E_GRP-A_glass_bw_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale green glazed faience amulet representing the god Horus. Horus is represented as a nude child with his right hand to his mouth, and wearing the tight cap-like hairdo and sidelock. Horus is seated upon a simple throne, with low back, which rises at an angle towards the rear. There is an eyelet at the nape of the neck. Condition: Small chips; brown incrustation in hollows.
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