Mould for an amulet of Bes
- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Drawers beneath stelae, Drawer 1
- Object Type
- Implements and utensils, Mould, Amulet mould
- New Kingdom
- Eighteenth Dynasty
- Height: 71mm | Width: 58mm | Depth: 37mm
- Number of Elements
- Divine Name
A pottery mould of the head of Bes wearing a wide collar. This would have been used for making amulets from faience. Bes is often shown as a dwarf god, with a sticking out tongue and a leonine mane. He seems to have been a household deity particularly noted for protecting women and children. Bes heads seem to develop from the Third Intermediate Period.
Stevens, A. 2006 'Private Religion at Amarna', BAR International Series 1587, 31-34.
- Last modified: 12 Jun 2022