Bronze statue of 'Fat Horus', Egypt, 100 BCE-100 CE

100 BCE - 100 CE in Egypt

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Bronze statuette, Fat Horus, Roman period, Egypt, 100BC-100AD

Horus is the son of the Egyptian gods Isis and Osiris and is sometimes shown as an infant sucking his thumb. In this statue he is holding a horn of plenty, a symbol of plenitude, and is wearing the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. Horus was also worshipped as a sky god and is often depicted as a man with the head of a falcon. The Eye of Horus was believed to act as a protective amulet with healing properties.

This object was bought by Henry Wellcome during a trip to Egypt. Wellcome also built up a network of agents to buy on his behalf.

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Classical & Medieval Medicine
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bronze and plastic (unidentified)
statue: 110 mm x 40 mm x 50 mm,
statue archaeology (egyptian), portraiture and horus, archaeology (egyptian), deity, portraiture and statue
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  • sculpture
On loan from the Wellcome Trust

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