Egyptian limestone Harpocrates with honey-potE192
A fragmentary limestone figure depicting the infant Harpocrates (Horus) holding a large pot and inserting one hand into its mouth. Myths tell of Harpocrates’ infancy and his temptations, this is probably a depiction of the infant inserting his hand into a jar of honey.
Egypt, Ptolemaic period, 332-30 BC
4.2 x 4.8 cms
Fragment as shown
Ex. private estate, London, UK; formerly acquired by family descent. The collection was probably formed between c. 1880-1920.