Left arm and hand of a Romano-Egyptian statuette of Isis, holding a lotus plant on which Harpocrates sits

Roman Provincial
Late Hellenistic or Imperial Period
about 50 B.C.–A.D. 100, or perhaps later


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 150; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length: 7.3 x 7.5 cm (2 7/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.39

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The upper arm seems to have fitted (via a tenon) into a draped statue. Harpocrates is nude, with his right index finger raised toward his mouth;. The work is schematic, being partly incised. Pitty, greenish-black Egyptian patina.

Provenance

Source unknown; previously in the MFA as Apparatus; accessioned March 13, 1968

Credit Line

Source unidentified