Statuette of Harpokrates, Standing with Cornucopia

Statuette of Harpokrates, Standing with Cornucopia

Made By: Egyptian

Made By: Greek

Period: Late Ptolemaic - Early Roman
Culture: Egyptian, Greek
Date: Late Ptolemaic-Early Roman Period (200 BC -30 BC), Ptolemaic Dynasty
Medium: terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. (23.8 x 8.3 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edwin Howland Blashfield
Object number: SGR.1
DescriptionThis terracotta votive statuette depicts the Egyptian god, Harpokrates. He is nude and his head clean shaven except for his trademark side-lock. He holds his index finger to his lips in a gesture symbolizing his youth. Mold-made statuettes of this type were mass-produced in Egypt throughout the Ptolemaic and Roman periods.
Inscribed: no inscription
Terms
  • religions
  • votive
  • Religion
  • Horus
  • Harpokrates
  • gods
  • votive
  • Egypt
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