|EGYPTIAN BRONZE NEFERTUM, GOD OF PERFUMES
And unguents, wearing the lotus and feather headdress with pendant menats. Fine style.
Late Period, 664-323 BC
H. 7 in. (18 cm.)
Ex Bavarian private collection of A.I., acquired between 1960 and 1972.
Nefertum was born of a blue lotus flower which had arisen from the primal waters. The ancient Egyptians often carried small statuettes of him as good-luck charms.