Egyptian terracotta figure plaque of Harpocrates with side knot and headdress depicting a naked woman on her front holding a tambourine. Head only. Crudely made. Mould-made and solid with crude back. Red-brown Nile silt fabric with grey core. Abundant fine gold mica, quartz, organics and white inclusions.
- Production date
- 500BC - 300BC
Height: 7.30 centimetres
Thickness: 3.30 centimetres
Width: 5.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Gutch dates this figure plaque to 150BC-250AD, based on stratigraphy (Hogarth 1899 pl.13.no.240). Similar, but unprovenanced pieces have been dated 5th and 4th century BC (Török 1995, pl.34, no.50; Bayer-Niemeier 1988, pl.83.4, no.455).
Bayer Niemeier, E. 1988. Liebieghaus Museum Alter Plastik. Bildwerke der Sammlung Kaufmann, 1. Griechisch-römische Terrakotten. Melsungen.
Török, L. 1995. Hellenistic and Roman terracottas from Egypt. Roma.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: NA601 (Accession Number)