Egyptian Bronze Harpokrates

Egyptian Bronze Harpokrates

An ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of the god Harpokrates. The child god is nude, seated with a sidelock, and pointing his right forefinger to his mouth.

30th Dynasty to Ptolemaic Period,
Ca. 380-30 BC.
Height: 1 4/5 in. (4.5 cm).

Harpokrates, the infant son of Isis and Horus was a symbol of youth and fertility. He was essentially a patron deity of childhood, especially popular in the Late Period.

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Wallace A. Russell, Tampa Florida; acquired May 3, 1970 in Cairo from Khodary M. El Gabry, a licensed dealer.

Inv#: 6812


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