Egyptian Bronze Harpokrates
An ancient Egyptian bronze figure of Harpokrates. He is seated holding his right hand to his mouth and wearing the uraeus and lock of youth.
26th Dynasty, ca. 664-525 BC.
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. Isidor Silbermann, acquired at Parke-Bernet auction, New York, April 24, 1970, lot 162; then in the possession of his son Dr. George Harell, New Orleans.