Terracotta figure of Harpokrates standing by a column and cradling a large cornucopia in the crook of his left arm.
The youthful god is depicted nude with the right forefinger close to the lips.
The curly hair is surmounted by a stippled floral wreath with a small double crown at center.
Standing on a convex-faced plinth with horizontal moldings.
Harpokrates was the infant son of Isis and Horus and symbolized both youth and fertility. Harpokrates was revered as the patron deity of childhood.
Egypt, Roman Period, 1st/2nd century AD
H. 18 cm (7.1 in)
H. with stand 20.5 cm (8.1 in)
Intact, fine condition. Traces of a white slip in the cavities. Taken from a two-piece mold.
Estate of Ch. Grand, Zurich (Switzerland), collected 1900-1950.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.