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Harpocrates (Horus the Child)

Culture Egyptian
Title Harpocrates (Horus the Child)
Date 1000–30 BCE
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object (includes mount): 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Overall (includes mount): 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Credit Line William Lowe Bryan Memorial, Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 58.12

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1958, Indiana University Art Museum purchase from The Metropolitan Museum of Art [1] with funds from the William Lowe Bryan Memorial [2]

1886–1958, Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

1886, Metropolitan Museum of Art purchase from the Egyptian Government


[1] The Metropolitan Museum of Art had a large sale of deaccessioned art from its Egyptian collection.

[2] William Lowe Bryan (1860-1955) was President of Indiana University from 1902-1937. After his death, a memorial fund was established in his honor; this fund supported the purchase of art for the Indiana University Art Museum.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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