Description A youthful king suckles at the udder of the mother-goddess Hathor, depicted as a cow. His black flesh may indicate that he is deceased, this color being associated with the underworld and the god Osiris; but the color black also symbolizes fertility, renewal, and rebirth, and its use implies that the king will be restored to life.
|12/31/1969||Examination||examined for condition|
|2/12/1964||Examination||examined for exhibition|
- Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance R. Haas, Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, New York and Paris, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1922, by purchase [inv. no. N574]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1922
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