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Egyptian Late Period Faience Amulet - Bes

Lot 0003
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Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, probably 26th Dynasty, ca. 662 to 525 CE. A dark two-sided faience amulet of the god Bes. The figure is standing with stunted legs, a thin elongated torso, sinuous arms hanging at sides, a stylized beard (often interpreted as a lion's mane), puffy cheeks, disc-shaped eyes, broad brow, prominent ears, and an elongated head. The same is true for the verso as well. Biconically drilled through the neck for suspension, and traces of original blue/green faience are still visible. Size: 1" W x 2" H (2.5 cm x 5.1 cm).

Provenance: Whisnant Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, acquired over twenty years ago

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Wearable with addition of necklace. Surface wear commensurate with age, with loss to top of head and darkening to faience throughout. Original blue/green faience pigment visible.

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Egyptian Late Period Faience Amulet - Bes

Estimate $150 - $250Sep 25, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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