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Eros-Harpocrates with solar-lunar crown and cornucopiae

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Amulet of Harpocrates (Horus the child), son of Isis and Osiris, represented as a young boy with his finger in his mouth. He holds the cornucopia of plenty and wears the crowns of upper and lower Egypt with a crescent at the front. He is flanked by a seated dog and a eagle. A snake (partly...

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By date unknown: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; April 14, 1971: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

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John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd or 3rd century A.D.


1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets