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Standing statue of Horsatutu

Artist unknownEarly Ptolemaic Period, c. 300–250 BCE

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

The statue of Horsatutu undoubtedly ranks as one of the most ambitious works commissioned by private individuals in the late Ptolomaic period. [...] The inscription on the back pillar identifies the sculpture as a portrait of Horos, who was both commander of the troops in the delta and a priest of the goddess Neith in Sais. The statue was originally placed in that goddess’s temple. […] Alterations to the sculpture most likely relate to its secondary placement in Augustan Alexandria, where it was found.

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  • Title: Standing statue of Horsatutu
  • Creator: Artist unknown
  • Date Created: Early Ptolemaic Period, c. 300–250 BCE
  • Provenance: Aquisition Heinrich Brugsch, 1858
  • Type: Statue
  • Medium: Granite
  • Inv. no.: ÄM 2271
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-015418
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Jürgen Liepe || Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, J. Helmbold-Doyé
  • Collection: Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung | Ägyptisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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