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LOT 0009

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Egyptian Green Rhyolite Bes

Saite Period, 26th Dynasty, 664-525 BC

A substantial carved rhyolite kohl jar formed as a figure of Bes standing nude with the hands resting on the stomach and hips, beard arranged in curled hanks with the chin shaven, rectangular base and cap with central hole. 242 grams, 11cm (4 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Acquired by the current owner in 2000 from Mrs C.W. an old French private collection formed since the early 1980s, supplied with geologic report No. TL005220, by geologic consultant Dr R. L. Bonewitz.

Footnotes
Dr Bonewitz notes: 'An exceptionally fine job of carving in a hard material.'


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
Mayfair London, W1J 8LT

Viewing from noon Monday 2nd September 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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