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.
- Last modified: 10 Jun 2022