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Egyptian faience amulet representing the head of Bes from the 3rd Intermediary Period. Complete and in good condition despite few chips on the crown, the mask and the ears.
10th century B.C., 8th century B.C.
Dim : 2.5 x 2.0 cm
Complete and in good condition despite few chips on the crown, the mask and the ears.
This statuette represents a very popular mythological hybrid figure that was largely widespread in Near Eastern iconography from the Sumerian period.
The scarab is placed on a flat, elliptical base; the bottom has no inscription. Characterized by stylized, though complete and accurate shapes, this beetle shows elegant features that indicate the details of the anatomy.
The cross, that can still be opened and closed, is composed of two bronze boxes with were molded and joined by hinges. A thick suspension ring enabled the encolpion to be worn as a pendant.
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