Head of Harpocrates
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
2nd century C.E., or later
2 5/8 x 2 11/16 x 2 3/4 in. (6.6 x 6.9 x 7 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Head of Harpocrates, 2nd century C.E., or later. Terracotta, 2 5/8 x 2 11/16 x 2 3/4 in. (6.6 x 6.9 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.214. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.214_NegC_print_bw.jpg)
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Large terracotta head of the child god Horus, (Harpocrates) wearing on the right side of his head the side-lock of youth. Very full features. Apparently from a large statuette. Cast hollow in two part mould. Seam has been smoothed down.
Condition: Head cracked on left side, otherwise good condition.
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