Game piece in the form of Harpokrates

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm (1 1/8 x 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.589

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Recreational

Mottled blue and green glazed faience game piece in the form of seated Harpokrates holding his index finger to his mouth

Provenance

By August, 1996: acquired in a mixed lot of antiquities from Tajan Auction, Paris by Jerome M. Eisenberg; 2005: given to the MFA by Jerome Eisenberg.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg