Harpocrates

Egyptian Maker
Late Period or Ptolemaic (664–30 B.C.) Date:
Bronze Medium
3 1/2 H Dimensions
Gift of Heinrich Medicus Credit
2013.1.24 Accession number
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.
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