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Lower part of enthroned child god, probably Harpokrates

Ptolemaic Period
332–30 B.C.
From Egypt
Chlorite schist
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:
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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