A demon is an evil, supernatural being in religion, occultism, mythology, and folklore. In ancient Near Eastern religions, demons were considered to be spiritual entities: one form of harm inflicted on unfortunate individuals was the possession of the soul, for which exorcism would be required.
Western Asiatic Bone Demon Plaque
A bone plaque in the form of a male demon head with a beard and horns. The plaque has recessed eyes for inlay, a furrowed brow, and flared nostrils.
Provenance: Property of a London gentleman; acquired from a major Mayfair gallery; acquired on the London art market before 2000.
Condition: Fine condition.