Sunday, December 30, 2007

Little Green Man

It seems particularly during the Roman period of the Egyptian Empire that "little green man" gaming pieces came into vogue. Here's one for sale at BC Galleries in Australia:

Item Code: a5755
A fragmentary glazed faience figurine of Harpocrates, the infant Horus. A fully three-dimensional figure with flat, circular base; possibly a large game piece.
Roman period, circa 1st-2nd century A.D. Egypt
Height: 62 mm
Price: AUD$650 USD$542 (approx.)

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