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,
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.