Eros-Harpocrates with solar-lunar crown and cornucopiae
2nd or 3rd century A.D.
1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Amulet of Harpocrates (Horus the child), son of Isis and Osiris, represented as a young boy with his finger in his mouth. He holds the cornucopia of plenty and wears the crowns of upper and lower Egypt with a crescent at the front. He is flanked by a seated dog and a eagle. A snake (partly freestanding) is coiled around the figure’s middle. Set on small rectangular plinth.
By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; April 14, 1971: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.
John Michael Rodocanachi Fund