EGYPTIAN -PHOENICIAN BRONZE SEAL PENDANT

£450.00

Measurements: 2 cm - length

 

Description: An interesting Phoenician cast bronze seal pendant in the shape of a little imaginary figure. A loop to the top for attachment. The figure head’s displays face features traditional of Phoenician art, such as the big wide opened eyes. The body is composed of eight tentacles. The pendant holds a finely incised scarab, which was used in Antiquity as a seal. The scarab displays a beautiful and intricate decoration comprising the depiction of birds.

 

Phoenician religion was inspired by the powers and processes of nature. The will of the gods was discovered by observing the flight of released birds.

 

Period: Circa 6TH – 4th BC

 

Condition: Fine, signs of aging and earthly encrustations to the surface. Overall complete and intact.

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