Cippus of Horus

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 9.2 x 3 cm (6 11/16 x 3 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.774

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Out on Loan

On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Figure of Horus standing on two crocdiles, scorpion on one side, uraeus on the other side, animal held in each hand, head of Bes above, the other surfaces have traces of incised hieroglyphics.

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