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Ancient Egyptian Faience Bes Head Amulet


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A nice faience amulet with the head of the God Bes in a round open-worked tablet with jagged edges and a hole for suspending. Three feathers of his tiara, his eyebrows and the pupils are inlaid with black paste. The Amulet was attached on an old post card fragment from Egypt with collector or auction notes and numbers (see last picture):
No 828/5 porcel.
BES, god of children,
of Dance & games
XVIII to Roman
Petrie No I90

For similar ones see:

Hodjash, God Bes’s Images in the Ancient Egyptian Art in the Collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, 2004, p. 123, no. 117
Caubet, Annie and Pierrat-Bonnefois, Geneviéve, FAIENCE, Faïence de l’Antiquité. De l’Égypte a l’Iran, Editions Musée du Louvre, 2005, p. 103, no. 275.
Pamminger, Ägyptische Kleinkunst aus der Sammlung Gustav Memminger, 1990, p. 134, no. 94

Date: Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th Dynasty, ca. 1069 - 525 B.C.
Material: Faience
Size: ⌀ ca. 5,1 cm - 4,7 cm
Condition: chips on the edge, otherwise intact
Provenance: old French collection, formed before 1960

The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.
This item is accompanied with an illustrated Certificate of Authenticity.