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Lower part of enthroned child god, probably Harpokrates

Period:
Ptolemaic Period
Date:
332–30 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Chlorite schist
Dimensions:
H. 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.); W. 6 cm (2 3/8 in.); D. 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1998
Accession Number:
1998.315
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134
The elaborate throne accompanied by striding lions signifies an association with royalty, and the remains of a nude - and, therefore, child - god point to Harpokrates as the orignal occupant. Slots in the base held added elements, perhaps sphinxes.
Acquired from Peter Sharrer, New Jersey, 1998. Previously collection of René Withofs, Brussels, formed during the 1940s-1960s.

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