An Egyptian Faience Bes Plaque, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
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A finely carved rectangular plaque depicting the protector god's face on one side, with grotesque features, feather crown, and lion's mane, the reverse inscribed with a double cobra and a nefer hieroglyph, meaning “good” or “perfect.” Pierced vertically for attachment.
Dimensions: Height: 7/8 inch (2.1 cm)
Condition: Overall intact and in very good condition.
Provenance: Private Maryland collection of a diplomat, acquired while serving in Egypt between 1949 and 1956, and then by descent.