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Game piece in the form of Harpokrates

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Mottled blue and green glazed faience game piece in the form of seated Harpokrates holding his index finger to his mouth

Provenance

By August, 1996: acquired in a mixed lot of antiquities from Tajan Auction, Paris by Jerome M. Eisenberg; 2005: given to the MFA by Jerome Eisenberg.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period, 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm (1 1/8 x 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.589

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Recreational