marble head of a boy-priest (7-8 years old) of the Goddess Isis, with short hair and two locks over the right ear like those of the God Horus the Child; ca. 150-200 CE, from Italy. Now in the British Museum…
“A farmer has many children, who are all hard-working, except for his
youngest, who is small and only interested in drawing pictures
He decides his son is not cut out to be a farmer, and sends him to a temple to study with a priest.
The boy spends all his time drawing cats instead of studying. The priest
tells him he’s better suited to being an artist and should return home.
As he sends him on his way, the priest warns the boy: “Avoid large
places at night. Keep to the small.” (src: WIkipedia)