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Cippus of Horus stele

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The limestone has veins of dark green translucent stone. On the face is a figure of Horus facing to the right. On the left is a standard on which is a crowned hawk. On the right is a standard with a feather of Maät. Above his head is a Bes mask. There are incised hieroglyphics on the back...

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Provenance

Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard.

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–343 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.6 x 6 cm (4 3/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.594

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele