Mould for an amulet of Bes
A pottery mould for a Bes head amulet. This would have been used for the manufacture of faience amulets. He is often shown as a dwarf god, with a sticking out tongue and a leonine mane. Bes seems to have been a household deity particularly noted for protecting women and children.
Anna Stevens 2006 'Private Religion at Amarna', BAR International Series 1587, 31-34.
- Wellcome Number
- 243693 (a ticket with this number and pencilled writing 'Earthenware mould with the head of Bes. Egypt' was found (1998) separate from the object).
- Last modified: 19 Jan 2021