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Statuette of Horus the child, legitimate heir to the throne, shown in the customary depiction of children in ancient Egypt - nude, his finger in his mouth, and with the "sidelock of youth"

UnknownPtolemaic Period, 2nd century BCE

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

Credit: Gift of Abraham Guterman, NY, to AFIM

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  • Title: Statuette of Horus the child, legitimate heir to the throne, shown in the customary depiction of children in ancient Egypt - nude, his finger in his mouth, and with the "sidelock of youth"
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Ptolemaic Period, 2nd century BCE
  • Location: Egypt
  • Type: Statuette
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 14; W: 5 cm
  • Curator: Ben-Tor, Daphna

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