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, who was often shown overcoming dangerous animals. Hippopotami were fearsome creatures that lived on the banks of the River Nile, yet they were also a powerful symbol of protection for the vulnerable. This figurine may allude to the power Harpocrates had to overcome danger, and to act as a protector.</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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