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Composite Figure of Amen-Re
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Composite Figure of Amen-Re


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Description Representations of pantheistic deities became very popular in the Late and Greco-Roman periods. They combine different divine aspects to provide the donator of such an image with all possible protection and support. The magical function of these representations is well-known and some of the images, such as on papyri, were combined with magic spells or words. This figure combines aspects of a human body, a jackal, and a ram head, with a bird's tail and wings. He is standing on crocodiles and his crown refers to Amun and Osiris. All of these symbols clarify that the depicted divine creature embodies all major divine aspects as well as magical power.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
4/30/1957Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
Provenance Giovanni Dattri, Cairo, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Lambros-Dattari Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1912, June 17-19, 1912, p. 48, no. 418; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912

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Period
mid 3rd-2nd century BCE (Greco-Roman)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2083
Measurements
H: 5 1/2 x W: 3 7/16 x D: 1 3/4 in. (14 x 8.7 x 4.4 cm); H with base: 7 7/16 x W: 3 7/16 x D: 2 3/8 in. (18.9 x 8.7 x 6.1 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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