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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

02.516

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture