Description Khnum's headdress consists of a disc, symbolizing the sun, and the uraeus, the sacred asp, emblem of supreme power. His pupils were probably inlaid with silver. Bronze permits the open stride of this figure, though the arm gestures are still restricted.
Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
- Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Khawam Brothers, Cairo, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930
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