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Figure of Harpocrates

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Steatite
  • Place Made: Afghanistan
  • PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/8 × 3/8 × 2 3/16 in. (3.5 × 1 × 5.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Steatite figure of Harpocrates. The figure has his right hand held before him: the finger once held to his mouth is missing. He holds an object, probably a cornucopia in his left hand and arm. Rectangular hole in top of head for insertion of a crown. Condition: Cornucopia mostly broken away. Nose damaged; left buttock chipped; legs missing from knees down. Stone discolored light at knees. Other small chips and scratches.
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