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Khnum


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
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.
Conservation

Examined and cleaned in preparation for exhibition.

Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969TreatmentExamined, cleaned
4/30/1957Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
ca. 664-525 BCE (Late Period, 26th dynasty)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2061
Measurements
H: 10 × W: 2 1/16 × D: 4 5/16 in. (25.4 × 5.3 × 11 cm); H on block: 9 3/4 × W: 1 7/8 × D: 3 11/16 in. (24.8 × 4.8 × 9.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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