Exceptional Large Egyptian Faience Amulet of Bes

GBP 1,650.00

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Object Description

A large Egyptian amulet of the dwarf-god Bes made from brilliant turquoise faience. He is depicted, as is typical, with a lion’s mane surrounding his face and protruding ears, with a feathered headdress upon his head. He appears squatting, knees angularly bent and his hands rest lightly at his waist. The reverse has also been styled, with a broad suspension loop to the back of the head. The characteristic lion’s mane and long tail can also be seen, with additional decoration incised as linear patterns.

Date: Circa 1070 – 712 BC
Period: Third Intermediate Period

Object History

Property of a South West London gentleman; acquired by his father in the 1970s; by descent 1986.

Object Condition

Very fine. Small chip to top right of the headress.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James