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Amulet of Bes

A work made of faience.
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  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Late Period–Ptolemaic Period (664–30 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

The dwarf Bes, with his feathered headdress, lion mane and tail, and protruding tongue, was the protector of women and children. Huge numbers of amulets were made of him in the Ptolemaic period.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of Bes

Origin

Egypt

Date

700 BCE–1 BCE

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

7 × 2.5 × 1.5 cm (2 3/4 × 1 × 9/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson, Henry H. Getty, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.55

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