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Figure of Re-Horakhty

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Faience
  • Possible Place Collected: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 305-200 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/16 × 1 3/16 × 1 5/8 in. (12.8 × 3 × 4.1 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 71.40
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Figure of Re-Horakhty, 305-200 B.C.E. Faience, 5 1/16 × 1 3/16 × 1 5/8 in. (12.8 × 3 × 4.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 71.40. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.71.40_wwg8.jpg)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.71.40_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Greenish blue glazed faience deity striding upon a rectangular base. The figure wears a sndy.t kilt, broad collar and tripartite wig. Atop his head are a sun-disk and uraeus. He holds an ‘nh in his right hand. With his left hand he holds a w;s scepter to his chest. A back pillar with ribbed eyelet rises almost to the top of the sun-disk. Condition: Once broken in two across lower legs but now mended; section of lower right leg once broken off but now mended. Incrustation in some hollows, especially on rear of disk by back pillar. Numerous small pits in glaze; small cracks over right eye. Glaze darkened in spots.
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     <em>Figure of Re-Horakhty</em>, 305-200 B.C.E. Faience, 5 1/16 × 1 3/16 × 1 5/8 in. (12.8 × 3 × 4.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 71.40. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.71.40_wwg8.jpg)

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