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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 230

    TWO EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION AMULETS OF BES AND KHNUM

    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 500 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO EGYPTIAN TURQUOISE GLAZED COMPOSITION AMULETS OF BES AND KHNUM
    LATE PERIOD, CIRCA 500 B.C.
    Bes, the dwarf-like god, shown naked, his body depicted in profile to the right with head turned forwards, with leonine features, his right arm raised beating a tambourine; and another, ram-headed Khnum, depicted in profile to right, wearing striated lappet wig and beaded collar, with a lotus flower under his chin, both mounted
    2 in. (5.2 cm.) and 1½ in. (4 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of Gaston Maspero (1846-1916).