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Statuette of two priests bearing a naos of Harpokrates

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Terracotta statuette of two priests carrying a shrine. In the shrine is the god Harpokrates with sidelock, his finger to his mouth.

Provenance

1874-1940: The Charterhouse Collection, Godalming, Surrey; November 5, 2002: London sale, Sotheby's, The Charterhouse Collection, lot 128, purchased by John and Judy Ambrose; December 12, 2003, given to the MFA by John and Judy Ambrose.

Credit Line

Gift of John and Judy Ambrose

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 100 B.C.–A.D. 100

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 15 x 7.5 x 4 cm (5 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2003.820

Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture