Egyptian Art

AMULET OF BES

Product Detail

Year: 664-330 a.C

Dimension: Higth 2 cm

Note:

Intact

Price: €150.00

Description:

Late Period. A blue-green powdered quartz composite amulet, the dwarf god standing with stylized features, wearing a feathers headdress, back pillar.
The most popular amulet of a minor deities related with birth, was Bes. Amulets of Bes were particularly worn in life, especially by women and children, but they also served a protective purpose in the tomb, as they help rebirth in the afterlife. Bes was a good-natured genie who warded off evil influences at the moment of birth by noisy music-making or by wielding a knife.
Cod. 121/2017

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