Terracotta Statuette of a Rider with the Manufacturer Stamp

Culture: Egyptian/Alexandria
Period: Roman period, 1st century A.D.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 11.2 cm high
Price: 1 400 Euro
Ref: 1408
Provenance: Private collection Dr. B. C., inventory number 74, acquired from the gallery Los Andes in Madrid, Spain, on 21 November 1972. With a handwritten copy of the inventory list of the collection.
Condition: Intact
Description: Terracotta statuette of a riding child (Harpocrates?) from Alexandria. The horse striding to the right with raised, left foreleg. The head of the animal slightly tilted to the right, the long tail along the body. On the back sits a child, both legs hanging along the right flank. One arm rests on the head of the animal, the other one on the back. The statuette stands on a high plinth. On the back a venting hole and the stamp of the manufacturer with the letters Δ (Delta) and Ξ (Xi).