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Cippus of Horus

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1969W3075
Collection:Antiquities - Ancient Egypt

Notes

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?
Material(s):Stone
Place of Origin:Egypt
Place of Excavation:Egypt

Dimensions

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