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An Ancient Egyptian Limestone Bes Stele

An Ancient Egyptian Limestone Bes Stele

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Stone: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1330019
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An Egyptian limestone Bes stele, the god shown brandishing a short sword,
held up to his plumed headdress, with a wrinkled brow, long beard and a
large belly, set against a plaque with a baseline below his feet.
Some remains of red pigments on the left leg. This plaque comes presumably
from Naukratis like the ones in the Bristish Museum or other Museums.

For comparable stele see:
British Museum, 1886,0401.1579 and 1885,1101.13;
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 86.173;
Brussels, Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire E.5019;
Liverpool, World Museum 9,9,86,16

Date: Egypt, Late Period to Ptolemaic, ca. 664 - 30 B.C.
Material: soft Limestone
Size: ca. 16 cm; c. 6.3 inches, weight: ca. 0,7 kg
Condition: slightly chipped, a bit worn, otherwise intact
Provenance: British private collection, formed before 1980

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.