Cippus



Hilton Price Number
HP4132
Object Type
Religious or cult object
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Dynasty
Ptolemaic Period
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Measurements
Height: 5 inches | Width: 3¹/16 inches
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animals
Falcon/hawk | Lion/lioness | Crocodile | Snake
Divine Name
Bes | Horus

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Description

Cippus of Horus, with rounded top. Horus is standing upon crocodiles, with a mask of Bes over his head; in his right hand he holds a scorpion and a gazelle, and in his left, scorpions, snakes, and a lion; on his right is the sceptre of Horus, with a hawk upon the top. On the back are fourteen lines of hieroglyphs, surmounted by the winged disk. H. 5 in. X 3¹⁄₁₆ in. Black steatite. Ptolemaïc period.

Bibliography

Price, Frederick George Hilton (1909) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price, Dir.S.A. Vol. II. London: Bernard Quaritch. Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy.

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 20 Jul 2021

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