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Terracotta statuette of Harpokrates

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
3 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. (8.9 x 9.2 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5872
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Harpokrates (the infant Horus) is shown with some of the usual attributes, such as the Egyptian pschent headdress and the goose. The object next to his right leg may be interpreted as a large round loaf of sacred bread.
From Cyprus

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2016. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracottas. no. 419, pp. 246–47, Online Publication, [CD-Rom 2004], New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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