Cippus of Horus stele

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

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

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 and edges. It is very crude work. The surface is worn.

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