Circa 1550-1070 BC. New Kingdom Period
A finely cast gold amulet depicting the head of Bes wearing feathered crown. Raised bar the the back with two suspenion holes, probably strung and worn in a collar.
He is an ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households, mothers and children and childbirth. Bes combines characteristics of a dwarf and a lion. Amulets were popular in Ancient Egypt and were worn by the living or buried with the dead. The common word for amulet in the dynastic period was mkt, which means protector: amulets were designed to protect their owners.
Some dark surface deposits, of fine detail and quality and rare.
Size: 17mm height
The seller of this lot hereby guarantees that this object was obtained legally. Purchased by the current owner in the UK in 2021. From a private French collection, formed in the early 20th
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- Ancient Egyptian
- Amulet Head of Bes. - 17mm tall. RARE
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1550-1070 BC. New Kingdom Period
- Good Condition, See Photo