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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
    ACCESSION NUMBER 71.41
    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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