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Harpokrates

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Bronze Harpokrates. Eyes made of gold inlay. Side lock and finger in mouth. Both hands broken off. The feet were broken off and repaired. "This is without exception the finest bronze statuette of the Ptolemaic period, which is known out of the Boulaq Museum."

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.529

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture