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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Egyptian
Title
Statuette of Harpocrates
Work Type
statuette (figurine)
Date
404-343 BC
Material
Copper alloy, glass
Period
Late Period, Dynasty 28-30
Measurements
Maximum inc. Base: 6 15/16 x 1 7/16 x 3 7/8 in. (17.6 x 3.7 x 9.8 cm)
Description
This statue depicts Harpocrates or Horus the Child. The name Harpocrates is the Greek translation of the Egyptian name Hor-Pa-Khered. He is first mentioned in the Pyramid Texts as "Horus the Child with his finger in his mouth". Depicted as a nude boy, Harpocrates wears the nemes headdress with the sidelock of youth. The uraeus on his brow indicates the god's status as the king of Egypt. The inlaid glass eyes imbue the statue with life. In Late Period and Ptolemaic Egypt, the cult of Harpocrates was popular in Alexandria, Memphis, Hermopolis Magna, as well as other cities. Produced in temple workshops, votive statues of Harpocrates were dedicated by pilgrims to the god. Small statuettes were also used for private worship inside the home and placed in cult niches.
Repository
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Accession Number
2015.034.001
Source
Gift of the 2015 Visiting Board, with in-kind support from Robin F. Beningson and Joseph A. Coplin
Photographer: Bruce White
Published References
Anitquarium, Ltd., Ancient Treasures (New York: Antiquarium, Ltd., 2003), 6.
On View
No
Rights
© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2016.
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File Properties
File Name
20521963.fpx
SSID
20521963

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