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 a galloping horse and wears a miniature version of the double crown of Egypt. The form of this figurine may echo an earlier motif of Horus-the-Child pacifying chaos or danger, represented here by the rearing stallion.</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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