Statuette of Harpokrates

Egyptian
Late–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)
760–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.252

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription