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Juvenile God with a Sun Disk
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Juvenile God with a Sun Disk


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Description Each morning, the sun was reborn into the world, often in the form of a young child like the one represented in this pendant. Here, the sun child wears an elaborate necklace and sun disk with a protective uraeus snake on his head. On the right side of his head, he wears a braided ponytail (part of which is now missing). This "side-lock of youth" was a common hairstyle for children in ancient Egypt.
Conservation

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationExamined, cleaned
12/31/1969TreatmentExamined, cleaned
4/30/1957Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
  • Die Entstehung der Welt. Ägyptens letzter Schöpfungsmythos (The Origin of the World. Egypt’s Last Creation Myth). Roemer- und Pelizaeus- Museum, Hildesheim; Kunsthalle Leoben, Leoben. 2014-2015.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [as from the Pyramids]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
ca. 664-404 BCE (Late Period, 26th-27th dynasty)
Medium
cast bronze cast with gold inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1979
Measurements
H: 3 5/8 x W: 7/8 x D: 1 7/16 in. (9.2 x 2.3 x 3.7 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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