Requires Photography

Cippus of Horus

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 20.9 cm (8 1/4 in.) x 17.4 - 4.1 cm

Accession Number

72.4361

Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

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