• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 171

    A ROMAN BRONZE HARPOKRATES

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE HARPOKRATES
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The god depicted nude but for sandals and a mantle draped over his left shoulder and arm, standing in a languid pose with his weight on his right leg, the left advanced and bent at the knee, his right shoulder sloping, with the arm bent acutely, his forefinger raised to his lips, the left arm lowered and bent at the elbow, his head tilted to his right with his gaze angled down, his hair bound in a foliate wreath, his head surmounted by a diminutive pschent-crown
    10 in. (25.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Japanese Private Collection, 1981.


    Literature

    G. Lecuyot, "Un Harpocrate bactrien," in Bulletin of the Asia Institute, vol. 12, 1998, p.113-119.
    O. Bopearachchi, C. Landes, and C. Sachs, eds., De l'Indus l'Oxus, archéologie de l'Asie centrale, 2003, no. 282.


    Exhibited

    Lattes, Musée archéologique Henri-Prades, De l'Indus à l'Oxus, Archéologie de l'Asie centrale, 16 April - 31 August 2003.