BRIGHT BLUE FAIENCE FIGURE OF BESPrint
BRIGHT BLUE FAIENCE FIGURE OF BES
Naked dwarf god of music, dance and games, protecting children against evil, bandy legged and depicted full-faced with complete lion’s mane, sticking tongue out of his mouth, large ears, striped cap on his head, and holding drum and stick in his hands; details in black faience,
Ex priv. coll., Netherlands.
H. 7,4 cm. Intact, apart from tiny chip from base.
Late Period-Ptolemaic, 4th – 1st cent. BC
Cf. Petrie, Amulets, no. 190 c-d, pl. XXXIV; C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London 1994, pp. 39-40, fig. 37c var.;
G. Steindorff, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, no 624, pl. XCIV