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Harpocrates, Horus-The-Child<br>Bes, Dwarf-God<br>Re-Harakhty, Sun-God, cippus amulet of Horus-the-child


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Title cippus amulet of Horus-the-child
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Harpocrates, Horus-The-Child
Bes, Dwarf-God
Re-Harakhty, Sun-God
Date 664 - 332 BCE
Description Cippus amulet of Horus-the-child with the sidelock of youth, standing naked on two crocodiles, holding snakes in both hands and with other harmful creatures by his sides. Above his head is the head of the dwarf-god Bes and he is flanked by two gods (one of which is probably Re-Harakhty). The amulet bears spells for protection against bites and stings from creatures such as the crocodiles, scorpions and snakes depicted; on the front of the amulet are two rows of hieroglyphs facing to the right below the scene, two columns around the sides and top, five rows on the underside and 18 rows on the reverse.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession R 2847 1936
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject jewellery, amulet, inscription, votive, god, animal, amulet
Measurements 44 x 88 x 23 mm
Context It was believed that drinking water that had been poured over a stone cippus amulet would give the drinker protection against being bitten or stung, or perhaps to heal those who already had been.
Relation References Andrews, C. 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Publications, p. 38-39

Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 58, 88-89, 94
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period Late Period
Work Type amulet
 
 

 

 

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