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Lot 0483

EGYPTIAN FAIENCE BES AMULET

712-30 BC, Late Period/Ptolemaic. A beautiful light blue Bes amulet depicting the god as a grotesque, bearded dwarf, with a mask with hybrid monkey-lion features, and an animal’s tail. Pierced transversely for suspension. Bes’s role was as a of women, the household, children, and he was particularly linked to the critical phase of labour and... more

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