<em>Bes Amulet</em>, 664-332 B.C.E. Faience, 3 5/8 × 1 1/8 × 11/16 in. (9.2 × 2.9 × 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.925E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.925E_view01.jpg)

Bes Amulet

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3 5/8 × 1 1/8 × 11/16 in. (9.2 × 2.9 × 1.8 cm)


Accession Number: 37.925E

Image: CUR.37.925E_view01.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pale green glazed faience amulet representing Bes standing, with hands on hips, upon a flat plinth. He is nude except for his belt and pendant lion’s tail. Upon his head he wears a flat crown surmounted by spreading plumes. On the rear of these feathers is the partial remains of an eyelet. The body and the rear of the head are decorated with a fur pattern given by incised lines. Condition: Feathers partially preserved; brown incrustation in hollows.

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