Statuette of Horus or Ra

Egyptian
Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynast
760–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 17.8 x 4.4 cm (7 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.4405

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This badly damaged figurine represents a falcon-headed deity, most likely Horus or Ra-Horakhty. He wears a tripartite wig and short kilt, and strides forward with his left leg. The top of the headdress is now mising.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way