Amulet of Bes

Bes was an impish Egyptian god with many roles, including guarding houses from snakes and being a protector of family and childbirth. This small amulet has a hole through the head-dress so it could be worn and protect the wearer.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
524/1975/4
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Material
faience
Common Name
amulet of Bes
Simple Name
figurine
Period Classification
Late Period (Dynasties 26-31) - 661-332 BC
Production Year Low
-700
Production Year High
-200

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figurine of Bes