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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2001.176
Title
Jewelry Casting Mold: Egyptian Dionysos and Harpokrates as Herakles
Classification
Artists' Tools
Work Type
mold
Date
c. 100 BCE - c. 100 CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Hellenistic period to Early Roman Imperial
Culture
Egyptian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/176959
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black steatite or schist
Technique
Carved
Dimensions
H. 9.3 x W. 8.9 x D. 1 cm (3 11/16 x 3 1/2 x 3/8 in.)
Provenance
N/A
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
Accession Year
2001
Object Number
2001.176
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Two-sided incised jewelery mold of a dark grey/black stone. One side depicts Harpokrates as a young Dionysos wearing a hem-hem crown, holding a thyrsos. At the border is a depiction of Harpokrates as Herakles wearing nemes and hem-hem. The reverse side reveals Baubo and a bunch of grapes.
Publication History

Ergün Laflı and Werner Seibt, “Seven Byzantine Lead Seals from the Museum of Ödemiş in Western Anatolia”, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (Oxford, 2020), vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 21-39, pp. 34-38, figs. 8-9

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