Figure of Harpocrates
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
1 3/8 × 3/8 × 2 3/16 in. (3.5 × 1 × 5.5 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Figure of Harpocrates. Steatite, 1 3/8 × 3/8 × 2 3/16 in. (3.5 × 1 × 5.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 71.41. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.71.41_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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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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