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A HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF EROS-HARPOKRATES

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A HELLENISTIC TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF EROS-HARPOKRATES
c. 3rd-1st Century B.C.

Fragment of a Hellenistic Egyptian figure of Eros-Harpokrates. The diety wears the calathos surmounted by the double crown of Egypt. Made from a two part mold with fine incised and applied details. From Fayum, Egypt.

3.60 inches (9cm) high

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Eros-Harpokrates was one of many Egyptian and Greek deities to become combines during the Hellenistic period. He is the combination of Eros, the Greek god of love and Horus, the son of Isis. It is the aspect of the Egyptian Horus which is stressed as opposed to the romantic and sexual aspects of Eros. Other such combinations from the period include Isis-Aphrodite and Zeus-Serapis.


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