Figurine of a temple-boy

Figurine of a temple-boy

2nd century AD
Height: 100mm
Width: 95mm
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Partially preserved figurine (from the waist up) associated with the cult of Harpocrates shown with a lock of youth. The statuette depicts a naked torso of a man carrying an amphora on his left shoulder, additionally pressing a small jug to his chest. The reconstruction of the lower part of the figurine was based on the unpublished object from the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria. It shows the servant in a crouched position, which is characteristic of this type of figure. The dating was possible thanks to a mould found in Memphis, used to impress figures with similar characteristics during the Roman Antonine dynasty.


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