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Cippus of Horus

Standing figure of Horus with animal in each hand; two crocodiles below; Bes-head above; good condition; painted black in imitation of serpentinite.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 3rd century B.C.

Accession Number

72.4361

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects