26b: An Egyptian Bronze Statuette Of Harpokrates
This is a bronze statuette of the young god Harpokrates (Her-pa-khered, Horus the child), seated and with his hands next to his knees. The god is wearing a skull cap with protective uraeus in front (which is also a reference to his future kingship), the side lock of youth and a beaded collar from which an amulet appears to be hanging on his chest. An elegantly rendered statuette with expressive features.
Dating: Late Period; it has been suggested that this statuette may have come from the Kushite Period (25th dynasty, 760 656 BC).
Size: height 9.2 cm without stand, 11.0 cm including stand.
Provenance: private US collection, assembled in the 1980s.
Jacques F. Aubert – Liliane Aubert, Bronzes et or égyptiens (Paris, 2001), p. 239-247; George Steindorff, Catalogue of the Egyptian Sculpture in the Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore MD, 1946), p. 111-112; pls. LXXIII-LXXIV, nos. 422-423, 427-428, 430.
there is a reserve on this lot
Tip of uraeus restored, else intact with an attractive patination; on a custom stand.