Harpokrates with crocodile body

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
Roman, 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 5 x 5 x 6 cm (1 15/16 x 1 15/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.866

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bronze Harpokrates with crocodile body. Harpokrates is wearing a headdress. He has his finger to his mouth. He is holding an object in his other hand. His body, below his torso, is a crocodile. The surface is encrusted and dirty.

Provenance

1993: purchased by the MFA from Emmanuel Tiliakos, Alexander Fine Art, Winchester, MA.

(Accession date: December 15, 1993)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund