Statuette of squatting boy

Dimensions
height: 8.52 cm
Date
late 2nd – early 3rd century
Material
Iconography
Production place
Inventory
84.266.A
ID
Hyp-544
References
Török 1995, 127 f. no. 169.; Török 2005a; Török 2005b, 47.

An asymmetrically squatting nude boy is represented with arms raised in the gesture of adoration. An amulet hangs around on his neck on a thick cord. 

Such statuettes have been associated with rites connected to great transitions such as the passage from childhood to manhood, or from life to afterlife.