RED BROWN JASPER BES AMULET

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RED BROWN JASPER BES AMULET

Small dwarf god of BES, protective god of children against dangerous animals and evil, at the same time god of dance and music, carved in the round, standing naked on square base, bandy legs with arms alongside his pot-belly, rounded face with leonine features, small ears, feathered headdress

Ex priv. coll. J.P.B., UK 1990s
H. 4,3 cm. Small chip from base. Mounted. Rare

Late-Ptolemaic Period, c. 600-100 BC

Cf. C. Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt, London 1994, pp.39-40

 4.500

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