Eros-Harpocrates with solar-lunar crown and cornucopiae

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd or 3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.140

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets

Amulet of Harpocrates (Horus the child), son of Isis and Osiris, represented as a young boy with his finger in his mouth. He holds the cornucopia of plenty and wears the crowns of upper and lower Egypt with a crescent at the front. He is flanked by a seated dog and a eagle. A snake (partly freestanding) is coiled around the figure’s middle. Set on small rectangular plinth.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; April 14, 1971: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund