Egyptian Relief Alabastron Roman Period 2nd/3rd Cent AD
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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 1126492
Ostracon Ancient Art
Bernhard I. Müller, PhD
Gallery by appointment
Decorated with an erotic scene next to the small loop handle. The belly with a frieze of Bes figures framed by rosettes.
The dwarf god Bes was the protector of women in childbirth, neonates and the human body in general.
For a related pottery alabastron in Cairo cf. lot no. 50b, p. 102 in: Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC), Vol. III/1. Zurich, Munich 1986.
Egyptian, Roman Period, 2nd/3rd century AD.
H. 14.2 cm (5.6 in).
Intact. Composed of two halves taken out of a mold. The Bes figures slightly worn on one side.
Ex M. Zeller Auktionen, Lindau (Germany), June 2007 sale lot no. 669.
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