Fragments

Two fragments (F1907.466 and F1907.467) of same object (small stela); originally painted with green glaze; decoration in relief; poor condition.

The scene is in sunk relief; mirror image composition. On the left: Thoth is seated with heka-scepter in left hand, solar disk upon his head; pharoh wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt stands before him. On the right: Horus is seated with scepter in right hand; pharoh wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt stands before the god. Both thrones have low backs.

Historical period(s)
Dynasties 25-30, Possibly Late Period, 712-332 BCE
Medium
Glazed composition
Dimensions
H x W x D (.466): 6.2 x 5.9 x 2.2 cm (2 7/16 x 2 5/16 x 7/8 in) H x W x D (.467): 6.6 x 5 x 2.1 cm (2 5/8 x 1 15/16 x 13/16 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.466-467
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Faience
Type

Fragments

Keywords
Egypt, Horus, Late Period (664 - 332 BCE), pharaoh, Thoth, throne
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Two fragments (F1907.466 and F1907.467) of same object (small stela); originally painted with green glaze; decoration in relief; poor condition.

The scene is in sunk relief; mirror image composition. On the left: Thoth is seated with heka-scepter in left hand, solar disk upon his head; pharoh wearing the white crown of Upper Egypt stands before him. On the right: Horus is seated with scepter in right hand; pharoh wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt stands before the god. Both thrones have low backs.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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