|WESTERN ASIATIC EGYPTIANIZING BRONZE DISK
A bearded adorant wearing a long hairdo stands on the ground and raises his hands in worship towards a large six-pointed star, a winged solar disc, a crescent moon, and the Pleiades (believed to be the home of Osiris); probably from a mirror.
It has been suggested by Dr. Andis Kaulins that it represents the Archilochus’ Eclipse of 6 April 647 B.C.
Most probably unique.
The Levant? Ca. 7th Century BC
D. 3 3/4 in. (9.7 cm.)
Ex French collection.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2009, no. 206.