An Egyptian glazed composition menat counterpoise fragment for Darius I
Late Dynastic Period, 27th Dynasty, circa 500 B.C.
With ribbed suspension loop, the front with text in dark blue within a central column: 'The good god, lord of the two lands, Darius I, given life', the back inscribed 'beautiful (?) lion, great of might, great god, lord', 3in (8cm) high, mounted
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