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Egyptian 18th Dynasty faience Bes, ex. Ernest Chantre

E111

£160.00

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A bright blue glazed faience amulet depicting the god Bes.
Culture
Egypt, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1550-1292 BC

Size
2.5 x 1.4 cms

Condition
Losses to crown and feet as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. collection: Ernest Chantre (1843-1924), Lyon, France. Chantre was a prominent French archaeologist of the late 19th Century.

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