Finely-detailed, the seated child god depicted nude, his left arm held by his side, his right forefinger raised to his lips, wearing a nemes-headdress with plaited side-lock of youth and central uraeus, surmounted by a hemhem-crown.
Price: € 5.500
Size: 17 cm
Period: c. 664 - 30 B.C.
Provenance: Private Dutch collection 1970's
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Harpocrates is the Greek name given to this particular representation of Horus meaning “Horus the Child”. Though the deity took many forms in Ancient Egypt, Horus the Child was one of the most popular representations that survived through the Greco-Roman Period. He was considered to be the son of Isis and Osiris, tasking his father’s place on earth after avenging his death through numerous battles with Seth, the god of Chaos.