11 June 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN
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TWO EGYPTIAN STEATITE FIGURES
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 B.C.
Including one of Pataikos depicted nude, his arms alongside his body, the fisted palms at his hips, his shaved head decorated with a detailed scarab; and one of bandy-legged Bes, his palms on his hips, wearing a feline-skin, the head of which rests on his chest and covers his upper back in stippled fashion, his leonine curly mane falling upon his shoulders, his characteristic hair curl along on his back
2½ in. (6.3 cm) high for the first (2)
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