Thursday, October 23, 2008

Daily Photo - Ivory figurine

Ivory statuette of naked young man with leonine face, similar to later images of Bes, with lion's hair, ears + long tail, + immature male human body. Holes in fists (? for metal snakes) - L foot broken (piece missing).
Period - Late Middle Kingdom (1700BCE-1850BCE)
Found at - Sedment
Measurements - height 10.5 cms width 3.05 cms

Copyright: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University College London
With my thanks

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