Cippus of Horus
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Place of Origin: Egypt
Overall: 17 x 9.2 x 3 cm (6 11/16 x 3 5/8 x 1 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Out on Loan
On display at Houston Museum of Natural Science, TX, May 17, 2013 – June 30, 2018
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.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way