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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.


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.

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Medium or Technique

Painted wood


The Ancient World


Religious and cult objects