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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 53

    AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN HEAD OF HARPOKRATES

    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN CARNELIAN HEAD OF HARPOKRATES
    PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.
    Likely from an amulet, the child god with an oval face, full lips, aquiline nose, large almond-shaped eyes with conforming brows, and protruding ears, wearing a cap-crown adorned with a uraeus and the side lock of youth
    7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) high


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    For similar amulets of Harpokrates, in black steatite and glazed composition, see nos. 10a-f in Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner in 1965.