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Amulet in the Form of the God Bes

Originally worn on the necklace or bracelet of an elite woman, this gold pendant is similar to a type of faience amulet commonly found at Malkata, the southern capital of Amunhotep III, and at El Amarna, the city of his son and successor Akhenaten. In the New Kingdom, women wore figures of Bes while giving birth and during rites of passage such as marriage.

Catalogue Description:
Pale gold pendant in the form of the god Bes. Sheet metal, made in two halves impressed in dies. Loop atop head and tail added separately. Condition: Good


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