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

1971.139

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

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