Seated statuette of Harpokrates

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7632 A, Chamber VI

Dimensions

Height: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.983

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This bronze figurine depicts a seated Harpokrates (Horus the child). As is typical in Egyptian representations of children, he is nude, has a sidelock, and holds his finger is to his mouth. He wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Giza: G 7632 A Chamber VI [Excav. date] Feb. 21, 1925

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition