In spite of the childlike gesture this youthful
figure makes with his finger, we are immediately
aware that we are in the presence of a god.
Horus/Harpocrates is the personification of the
Pharaoh on earth, and the elaborate ceremonial
crown this child wears immediately confirms his
lofty royal rank. We are simultaneously
confronted with something touchingly human
and yet recognizably divine. This splendid
stature seems to reach to the very heart of the
ancient Egyptian culture.