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Figure of Harpocrates

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 305-30 B.C.E., or later
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period (or later)
    DIMENSIONS 7 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (19.3 x 3.1 x 6.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Figure of Harpocrates, 305-30 B.C.E., or later. Clay, pigment, 7 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. (19.3 x 3.1 x 6.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1622E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.1622E_NegL353_46_print_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.1622E_NegL353_46_print_bw.jpg., 2016
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Terracotta standing Harpocrates, leaning against pillar and holding cornucopia in left arm. On pillar hawk in full frontality with double crown. Harpocrates in a long loose shirt. On long curly hair wreath with ribbon and double crown. Oval base, base and capital of pillar with horizontal fluting. Eyes deepened. Back: vent hole, not moulded with details, only following general outline. Condition: Numerous chips. Cracks from firing?
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