Harpocrates, God of Silence(91 views)
Description: Hand-colored engraving of Harpocrates by famous French artist Bernard Picart published in 1723. When Alexander the Great conquered Egypt, the Greeks transformed the Egyptian deity Horus, God of the Sun and Rising Dawn, into Harpocrates, the Greek God of Silence, usually represented as a child or young man holding his index finger to his lips. Note that the gold border is part of the print. Unframed.
Condition Report: Excellent
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Dimensions: 8" W x 11" H
Artist or Maker: Bernard Picart