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Harpocrates

Bronze, cast solid

Height: 15.5cm

Museum number: MR56

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 24help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

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).

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unrecorded.


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