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Head of Harpokrates

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Head and proper right shoulder of a redish clay figurine of Harpokrates, who holds a finger to his mouth and wears a wreath with rays and lotus buds(?). On the back of the head is a rudimentarily carved shell. It is hollow. Traces of white ground and black paint remain.

Provenance

From Behnesa. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; 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

Behnesa, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.5 x 7 cm (4 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1783

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture