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1st century B.C., 7th century B.C.
H: 8 cm
Brown, Green, Red
Complete and in good condition. Minor cracks and superficial wear.
This statuette represents a very popular mythological hybrid figure that was largely widespread in Near Eastern iconography from the Sumerian period.
Despite its miniature size and the hardness of the stone, this amulet is remarkable for its technical and artistic quality; the surface is perfectly polished.
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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