Museums Home BMAGiC Home Search Browse BMAGiC Help About BMAGiC Contact Us

Cippus of Horus

View main imageView larger image
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

Additional Images

Click on each image below to view at full size:
View image 2 

Basic Information

Accession Number:1969W3075
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient Egypt


These were placed in people's houses as a magic charm for keeping out wild animals and other nasty things. On the front it depicts the god Horus as a child. He is conquering crocodiles, snakes, scorpions and other animals. On the back there is a magic text to ensure that nothing evil enters the house.

Presented by the Trustees of the Wellcome Trust, 1969.

Further Information

Production Period:Late Period
Medium:Probably limestone?
Place of Origin:Egypt
Place of Excavation:Egypt


Height:120 mm
Width:82 mm
Depth:27 mm