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Statuette of Horus Trampling Antelope-Form Seth
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Statuette of Horus Trampling Antelope-Form Seth


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Description This bronze statuette shows the falcon-headed god Horus trampling an antelope. The antelope, a desert animal sometimes associated with Horus's uncle Seth, is depicted in relief on the top of the base beneath Horus's two feet. According to ancient Egyptian mythology, Horus and Seth fought over who would become king following the death of Osiris, who was Horus's father and Seth's brother. A spear, once held in Horus's outstretched hands but now missing, would have pierced the antelope's head. The deity wears a pleated shendyt-kilt with an elaborate belt and the hemhem-crown.
Conservation

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Stabilized in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969ExaminationExamined, cleaned
12/31/1969TreatmentExamined, cleaned
12/31/1969TreatmentStabilized.
9/17/1959Treatmentcleaned
6/24/1981Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Khawam [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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Period
ca. 664 BC-404 BCE (Late Period, 26th-27th dynasty)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2069
Measurements
H: 11 15/16 x W: 2 5/8 x D: 6 7/8 in. (30.3 x 6.7 x 17.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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