Ring with Egyptian polychrome faience amulet representing Bes, frontal-facing and in typical position with his hands on his hips. Nice green glaze with raised accents in a yellow glaze. Modelled similarly on both sides.
Bes was worshipped for his protective qualities. A friendly deity which was symbolised with laughter, music and dance granting him many different qualities.
The authentic Egyptian bead is set with decorative spacer beads on a contemporary ring (new) and is free to rotate (swivel).
Outside diameter: ±21,5 mm
Inside diameter: ±18,5 x 17 mm
Amulet: 17,5 x 9,9 mm
A timeless and unique ring, will be delivered in a gift box.
Condition: good condition, restrung and wearable (new ring, nickel-free). See images.
Certificate of Authenticity is available upon request (pdf-document).
All authentic ancient beads are slightly different in shape or colour shade and show different signs of wear or traces of the passing of time (iridescence). This adds to the charm of each piece and makes every composition unique.
Restrung to make wearable or to facilitate putting on display. All metal spacer beads, etc. are nickel-free metal.
Purchased by the current owner from M.A. Gallery, London, UK.
The seller guarantees this piece is acquired in a legal manner. Related documents seen by Catawiki.
No export licence is necessary within the EU.
An export licence is required for transportation outside the EU; this will be arranged by the seller, this can take 4-6 weeks.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Number of objects
- Ring with faience Bes amulet
- Century/ Timeframe
- Late Period, 664-332 BC
- Good Condition, See Photo