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Harpokrates with double crown, cornucopia, and pot

Period:
Roman Period
Date:
A.D. 2nd–3rd century
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Terracotta, traces of white slip
Dimensions:
7 1/16 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (17.9 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Suzanne Gauthier, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.298
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 137
By the Roman Period, Harpokrates had become a fertility god. His round pot probably contains fertilizing Nile water or perhaps, food.

Images created in the traditionally Greek medium of terracotta were popular in domestic and funerary contexts.
Acquired with the Murch Collection as the gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910. Formerly Museum accession 10.130.1025. Deaccessioned 1956, and released. Acquired by Mrs. Suzanne Gauthier. Donated to the Museum by Mrs. Suzanne Gauthier, New York, 1994.

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