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Statue of a Crocodile with the Head of a Falcon
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Statue of a Crocodile with the Head of a Falcon


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Description This may represent the god Horus the Elder, who is occasionally shown with a falcon head and a crocodile body, or a combination of the crocodile-god Sobek with the sun-god Re. A crowning element once completed the work.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/16/1998Examinationsurvey
11/18/1999Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; coated
Exhibitions
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquistition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1924, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1924

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Period
ca. 380-250 BCE (Late Period (30th dynasty)–early Ptolemaic Period)
Medium
steatite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.347
Measurements
H: 3 1/4 x W: 3 1/2 x D: 10 9/16 in. (8.3 x 8.8 x 26.8 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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