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Western Asiatic Egyptianizing bronze disk 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.



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