An Egyptian Faience Plaque, 26th Dynasty, ca. 664 - 525 BCE
The rectangular form of green glazed faience in two registers, the upper depicting an Apis bull, the lower, a hippopotamus, both in raised relief, no doubt used to ward off the greatly feared beast it depicted.
Dimensions: Height: 4 cm (1.57 inches)
Condition: complete, a break to the lower right corner professionally rejoined.
Provenance: Private European collection, acquired in the 1960's and then by descent.
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