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Seated statuette of Harpokrates

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This bronze figurine depicts a seated Harpokrates (Horus the child). As is typical in Egyptian representations of children, he is nude, has a sidelock, and holds his finger is to his mouth. He wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Giza: G 7632 A Chamber VI [Excav. date] Feb. 21, 1925

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.983

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture