Date: Late Period or Ptolemaic (664–30 B.C.)
Maker: Egyptian
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 3 1/2 H
Credit: Gift of Heinrich Medicus
Accession Number: 2013.1.24
The god Horus was worshipped in both adult form and as a child, at which stage he was known as Harpocrates. The child Harpocrates personified the rising sun. He was usually portrayed with a side lock of hair and sucking a finger, attributes that connoted youth.