<em>Composite Amulet</em>, 664-343 B.C.E. Faience, 1 5/16 x 3/8 x 3/4 in. (3.4 x 1 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1096E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1096E_view1.jpg)

Composite Amulet

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-343 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 5/16 x 3/8 x 3/4 in. (3.4 x 1 x 1.9 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1096E

Image: CUR.37.1096E_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small light green glazed faience amulet in the form of a bird with two heads of Bes, one above the other, facing forwards, and two Cynocephalus heads, one about the other facing backwards. The tops of the upper Bes and baboon heads form a flat surface. There is a round hole which runs from one side of the neck to the other. The bird stands upon a rectangular base (partially preserved) in a striding position with wings closed. Condition: Parts of the base and both feet are missing; several chips in the body.

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