Egyptian Amarna faience Bes amuletE82
A bright blue glazed faience amulet depicting the god Bes as a musician playing a cymbal or drum.
Egypt, New Kingdom, XVIIIth Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, c. 1353-1336 BC
2.4 x 1.5 cms
Suspension loop and front of leading foot lost
Ex. collection: Alfred Theodore Arber-Cooke (c.1905-1993), thence by family descent; collection acquired from the 1930s to the 1970s. Arber-Cooke was a keen amateur antiquarian and author of two books on British archaeology.
Amulets from the same mould were found by Sir WMF Petrie at Tell el Amarna.