Golden Mummies : Figure

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Figurine of the child god Harpocrates, a popular Graeco-Roman form of the ancient Egyptian god Horus-the-Child. Here he rides an oversized goose. Geese were one of the sacred animals of the Theban god Amun, although the significance of the bird here is not entirely clear. Harpocrates has his hand in a pot, which is a common motif of uncertain meaning.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Terracotta figurines such as this have predominantly come from apparently domestic settings. These once brightly-painted objects were mould made and likely much cheaper than metal images of gods that were given as votives left at temples.</p>

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