• Roman Terracotta Head of a Young Horus

    Roman Terracotta Head of a Young Horus - Egypt, Roman Period, ca. 2nd to 3rd century A.D

    SKU: 3011
    • Head of Horus the Child, or Harpocrates, god of silence, secrets and confidentiality ; son of Isis and Osiris, heir to the royal throne, brought up in secret by his mother Isis in the swamps of the Delta, far away from his father's brother Seth, ennemy of Osiris.

      He is wearing the Pschent, the double crown worn by rulers in ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians generally referred to it as sekhemty (sḫm.ty), the Two Powerful Ones. It combined the Red Deshret Crown of Lower Egypt and the White Hedjet Crown of Upper Egypt.

      His index on his lips, sign of silence.

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