Anthropomorphic Vase in Form of the Youthful Horus with Shield

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Roman Period, 2nd century A.D.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 14 cm high
Price: Reserved
Ref: 1252
Provenance: From an old French collection at least since the 1980s.
Condition: Some ancient loss on the shield and the right hand, otherwise in fine condition.
Description: Terracotta vase in form of a youthful Horus (Harpocrates), standing with his legs apart on a lotus blossom. He wears a tunica, tied below his round belly. In his left hand he is holding a shield. The youthful god with curly hair under an opulent hair decoration with a modius, which serves as a spout at the same time. On the smooth back an eyelet for suspension. Rare depiction of a Harpocrates, pressed from a mould, from an Alexandrian workshop. On an old wood base.