Knife handle with Harpokrates
Bone. Paphos, District Archaeological Museum

Knife handle with Harpokrates.


Paphos, District Archaeological Museum.

Found in the sanctuary under the house of Dionysos (Paphos, Cyprus).
A unique bone knife handle shows the young god seated on a goose. He wears the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt and holds a cornucopia (horn of plenty). On the reverse, a serpent is coiled on an altar.
© 1998 Photo, text: W. A. Daszewski, D. Michaelidis. “Guide to the Paphos Mosaics”. Bank of Cyprus cultural foundation, 1998. P. 12.
Keywords: bone knife handle with harpokrates goose cornucopia horn of plenty crown egypt