4 June 2008
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
Acquired by the current owner in 1965.
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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.
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