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12 Glassy Frit headrest

Egypt
Late Period (746-332 BC)

One end of the headrest is decorated with a traditional Egyptian shrine, which is hollowed out; the other end is damaged. On one side of the object there is a depiction of three gods: Maihesa, Haroeris, and Inheret, who stand before a seated lion. At the top of the platform is part of a ram-headed sphinx. On the other side a ram-headed god, possibly Amun Ra, stands before an offering table. On the other side of the table is part of another figure, too damaged to identify. At the top of the platform on this side is a hawk-headed sphinx.

Bought, Mauriece Nahman
The British Museum, 1933,1014.3

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