Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
AN EGYPTIAN FAIENCE AMULET OF BES
THIRD INTERMEDIATE PERIOD TO DYNASTY XXV, 1070-664 B.C.
Green in color, the bandy-legged deity depicted nude, with an ample belly, standing on an integral square plinth, with leonine facial features and a high plumed headdress, black at the tips, a suspension loop at the back of the headdress
1 15/16 in. (4.9 cm.) high
Private Collection, Germany, acquired between 1955-1965.
A German Private Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 7 December 2001, lot 12 (part).
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