Bronze Statuette of a Riding Harpocrates

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Roman period, 1st-2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 5.5 cm high
Price: 800 Euro
Ref: 1194
Provenance: French private collection, acquired in a French auction house.
Condition: Right arm missing.
Description: Small bronze statuette of a nude Harpocrates holding in his left hand a cornucopia (horn of plenty). The child god with curly hair, chubby face and a corpulent, beautifully worked out body. The spread legs and flattened back suggest that the boy once rode on an animal which is lost today. Mounted.