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Statuette of the Child Horus

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Bronze
  • Place Made: Tell el-Muqdam
  • DATES ca. 305-200 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/16 x 1 x 2 1/4 in. (12.9 x 2.6 x 5.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.319
    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, 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)
    IMAGE front, 16.319_front_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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     <em>Statuette of the Child Horus</em>, 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)