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.
- Medium: Gold
- Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1390-1322 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 1 7/16 x 11/16 x 3/8 in. (3.6 x 1.7 x 1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 37.710E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Amulet in the Form of the God Bes, ca. 1390-1322 B.C.E. Gold, 1 7/16 x 11/16 x 3/8 in. (3.6 x 1.7 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.710E. Creative Commons-BY
- 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
- Record Completeness: Best (88%)