Horned sun disk

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
332 B.C.–A.D.476


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Quarry

Dimensions

Height x width: 5.2 x 4.7 cm (2 1/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1375

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze sun disc and horns with a peg for fastening to a bronze (or wood) votive figure of Isis. There is patina. The surface is rough.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / quarry.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition