Harpokrates "Horus the Child" in Double Crown
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 305-200 B.C.E.
5 1/16 x 1 x 2 1/4 in. (12.9 x 2.6 x 5.7 cm) (show scale)
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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
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Harpokrates "Horus the Child" in Double Crown, ca. 305-200 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 1/16 x 1 x 2 1/4 in. (12.9 x 2.6 x 5.7 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, 16.319. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.319_front_PS9.jpg)
front, 16.319_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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Standing bronze statuette of the Child Horus, wearing crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, sidelocked on right side of head. Right hand held to mouth. Oblong, hollow base inscribed in front. Statuette cast solid.
Inscription: "Horus the Child, the great god who is in Athribis." An unusually satisfactory piece of work.
Condition: Bronze cleaned probably by Arabs, many years ago. Much corrosion remains. Several spots of bronze disease on base and head. Must be treated. Much of the present corrosion can be removed and the details made clearer. Good routine work. Back of base broken showing core.
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