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Hellenistic Sculpture of a Bearded Man - PF.0231
Origin: Sinai, Egypt
Circa: 300 BC to 100 BC
Dimensions: 4.125" (10.5cm) high x 2.375" (6.0cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Medium: Terracotta

$1,200.00
Location: United States
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This delightful votive resembles both the benevolent Egyptian dwarf god Bes and the Classical fertility deity Priapus. Its function is not erotic, but is designed to bring luck and protection to the person who gave it as a gift to the gods. The connection between fertility figures and worldly happiness is as old as civilization itself, and this is a particularly fine example that blends centuries of diverse tradition. - (PF.0231)

 

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