Egyptian Amarna faience Bes amulet

E82

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A bright blue glazed faience amulet depicting the god Bes as a musician playing a cymbal or drum.

Culture
Egypt, New Kingdom, XVIIIth Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, c. 1353-1336 BC

Size
2.4 x 1.5 cms

Condition
Suspension loop and front of leading foot lost

Provenance
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.

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