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Horus standing on two captives' heads

Period:
Late Period–Ptolemaic Period
Date:
664–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
wood
Dimensions:
H. 4.1 × W. 0.7 × D. 1.5 cm (1 5/8 × 1/4 × 9/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2439
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
The small, finely detailed amulets 10.130.2439-.2445 are all made of wood. Wooden amulets are often gilded, but the only remaining gilding is on the goddess's sun disk (10.130.2443)..
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

Mace, Arthur C. 1911. "The Murch Collection of Egyptian Antiquities." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 1 (January, Supplement), pp. 19, 22, fig. 11.

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