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Romano-Egyptian Bronze Amulet of Harpocrates Lot 9 Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Aug 30

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263887303341 LOT 9Seller's Estimate: USD 7,500 - 11,250 Egypt, Romano-Egyptian period, ca. 1st century BCE to 4th century CE. A cast bronze figure of Harpocrates (Harpokrates), one of the gods of the Triad of Alexandria, popular during the Ptolemaic and Roman Egyptian eras, especially in the city of Alexandria. The figure is shown seated, with an elaborate headdress, one hand raised to his mouth as befits the god of silence. The preservation of detail is incredible on this piece, with the face very clear and the fine lines of the headdress still visible. Size: 2" L x 1.25" W x 3.75" H (5.1 cm x 3.2 cm x 9.5 cm) During the Ptolemaic period, Isis-Hathor, Serapis, and Harpocrates formed the Triad of Alexandria, a cult for worshipping the three deities that combined Greek and Roman gods with Egyptian ones. Ptolemy introduced this worship as a way to unify the cultures under his rule. Isis-Hathor was connected to beliefs about childbirth and fertility; Serapis (Sarapis) signified abundance and resurrection, a combination of Osiris and Apis; and Harpocrates (a Greek version of Horus) was the god of silence, secrets, and confidentiality. This bronze statuette would have been a votive figure, allowing for the worship of the god at a home altar. Provenance: private Florida, USA collection All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #134028 Condition Report: Intact, with dark brown-green patina and excellent preservation of detail. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities / Asian / Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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