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Seated statuette of Harpokrates

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This bronze figurine depicts the god Harpokrates (Horus the child) seated with his hands in his lap. As is typical in Egyptian representations of children, he is shown nude and wears a sidelock. In Egyptian belief, the infant god Horus was raised in secret by his mother, Isis, in order to...

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By 1902: Mrs. Samuel D. Warren collection; 1902: Given by the estate of Mrs. S.D. Warren to the MFA.

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Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.


Height x Length x depth: 12 x 4 x 8.5 cm (4 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World