AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE HARPOCRATES
LATE PERIOD-PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
The seated nude god on integral inscribed plinth, with right arm bent and forefinger raised to his lips, left arm lowered to his thigh, wearing Red crown with double plumes of Amun and side-lock of youth, the hieroglyphic inscription reading: "May Harpocrates son of Amun give life to the Prophet [...] Nespakhered(?) begotten on the Mistress of the House [...]", mounted
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high