Medical Graphic Art Image – Historical Ancient Egypt

Figure 2. Harpocrates. Late-Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 BCE, Faience
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. 44.4.29.
Photos by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Closer examination of the figure reveals that he is depicted with the crouch gait or
“knock-kneed” stance commonly seen in cerebral palsy.

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