Amulet of Bes



Accession Number
EC885
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Material
Faience
Measurements
Height: 24mm | Width: 7mm | Depth: 6mm
Number of Elements
1
Divine Name
Bes

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Description

This faience amulet depicts the deity Bes standing, with a tall headdress, and back pillar. 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.