Egyptian Linen Harpokrates
An ancient Egyptian fragment of linen depicting Harpokrates in raised linen over bitumen. The child god is seated with his left hand to his mouth. He wears the double crown and the sidelock of youth, details are added in black ink.
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 an old German private collection.