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Egyptian large faience figure of Bes

E38

£425.00

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A large moulded and glazed faience figure depicting the god Bes. The pale blue glaze has mis-fired to a dark purple colour over much of the front of the figure.

The ancient Egyptians worshipped Bes as the god of music, merriment, and childbirth.

Culture
Egypt, Ptolemaic to early Roman period, 4th Century BC to 1st Century AD

Size
15.5 x 6 cms

Condition
Losses as shown in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. collection, Julian Bird, London, UK; acquired between the 1970’s – 2015.

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