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Description This very carefully carved four-sided handle has heads of the goddess Hathor alternating with those of a wigged falcon (symbolizing the god Horus) superimposed on papyrus columns. There is a small dowel hole for the attachment of the falcon's beak. Some of the heads are missing. The stalks of the papyrus are broken off. One section is covered by black stain.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/27/1967Treatmentcleaned; coated
11/05/1982Examinationexamined for condition
4/13/1983Examinationexamined for exhibition
Provenance [Said to be from Luxor]; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911

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Period
n.d.
Medium
hippopotamus ivory
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.513
Measurements
H: 3 1/16 x W: 5 11/16 in. (7.7 x 14.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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