Egyptian 'Bes' Late Dynastic Period Bifacial Amulet 022526

Egyptian 'Bes' Late Dynastic Period Bifacial Amulet 022526
Egyptian 'Bes' Late Dynastic Period Bifacial Amulet
Glazed powdered quartz composite (faience), 0.59 grams, 12.06 mm. Late Dynastic Period, circa 715-332 BC. A dark green faience amulet showing Bes in stylized form on both faces, with pot belly and bow legs, hands on hips; made with a transverse piercing for suspension. Bes was invoked to supervise in childbirth and was especially favoured by women in labour. Reference: Andrews, C. Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London, 1994, pl.37. Fine condition, headdress lost in antiquity. Provenance: from an old English collection.

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