Property from a Swiss Private Collection
A ROMAN GOLD AMULET FIGURE OF HARPOCRATES, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
standing on a quadrangular base, leaning on a knotty vine, and holding his right forefinger to his mouth, his hair surmounted by a wreath of ivy leaves, his headdress missing, a fragmentary suspension loop behind.
Height 3.7 cm.
Leo Biaggi de Blasys (1906-1979), Lugano, acquired in the 1950s/1960s
by descent to the present owner
Cf. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, inv. no. 57.1434 (https://art.thewalters.org/detail/1987/pendant-harpocrates-with-anubis-and-horus-falcom/)