Votive plaque of Horus

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 26
664–525 B.C


Dimensions

Height x width: 21.8 x 16 cm (8 9/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.1

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

Sculpture

Limestone trial piece. It is a figure of a hawk facing right, and wearing the double crown. It is done in raised relief. Incised lines give detail to the wing. Incised circles give detail to the crown.

Provenance

By 1940: with T. E. Merrell; 1940: purchased by the MFA for $825.

Accession date: January 40, 1940.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund