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A figure of the god Harpocrates (Har-pa-khred,'Horus the Child') seated. The right hand is raised to the mouth. Eyes inserted. Headdress: the royal head-cloth, the lock of youth at the right side, uraeus in front. Rising from the top of the head is the Atef-crown in debased from, and three crowns of Upper Egypt, each surmounted by the disc, an ostrich feather and uraeus on each side, the whole is supported by the horizontal horns of Khum. Roman. (For a Roman bronze after the Hellenistic conception of Harpocrates, as opposed to this figure in the Egyptian tradition, see entry below, Vermeule 429; MR45).
Unknown; in Soane's collection by the time of the creation of the Model Room in c.1834. Soane describes the showcase containing small items MR42-MR68 in the Model Room in his 1835 Description.
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