Harpokrates with double crown, cornucopia, and pot
A.D. 2nd–3rd century
Terracotta, traces of white slip
7 1/16 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/8 in. (17.9 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm)
Gift of Suzanne Gauthier, 1994
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.