Mould for an amulet of Bes



Accession Number
EC676
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Drawers beneath stelae, Drawer 1
Object Type
Implements and utensils, Mould, Amulet mould
Material
Pottery
Measurements
Height: 23mm | Width: 22mm | Depth: 14mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Divine Name
Bes

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Description

A pottery mould of Bes for making faience amulets. This appears to be a dancing Bes depicted in profile with a round drum. 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.

Bibliography

Anna Stevens 2006 'Private Religion at Amarna', BAR International Series 1587, 31-34.