Harpokrates or another child god with the club of Herakles

Late Period–Ptolemaic Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 134

Harpokrates was frequently represented in Hellenistic form. In this small amulet where the child-god is recognizable by the finger to his mouth, he also holds the knobby club of Herakles. The identification of Harpokrates and Herakles seems to go back to warrior characteristics the Egyptian god had acquired in earlier syncretisms with other Egyptian gods.

Harpokrates or another child god with the club of Herakles, Green Faience

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