Bes Amulet



Amulet in the form of the god Bes. Repaired suspension hole at the back. Bes is here typically depicted naked, with the ears and mane of a lion, but without a plumed headdress. The provenance is not recorded but this is probably New Kingdom or later. Mayer Collection Inventory 1928: Seven faience figures of Bes. One recommended for sale by Dr. Birch as a duplicate.