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Horus Stele (Cippus)
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Horus Stele (Cippus)


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Description This piece is carved in high relief. Horus the Child stands on two crocodiles, and holds two sceptres with hawks, a gazelle, a lion, and a scorpion. The wings of the hawks are on top of the rendered stele, and the head of the god Bes is placed above the head of the Horus Child.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
4th century BCE (Late Period-Ptolemaic)
Medium
black steatite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.336
Measurements
H: 2 7/8 x W: 1 1/2 x D: 1 7/16 in. (7.23 x 3.79 x 3.6 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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