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Bust of Harpokrates

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Pottery bust of Harpokrates, resting on a circular bottom, wearing tunic folded around the waist and bulla amulet around neck. The proper left arm cradles a cornucopia. The right finger is held to his mouth. On his head are two wreaths, one floral and the other of lotus buds. A shell (or...

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Provenance

From Sinai: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 1905: given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Sinai, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.139

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture