Amulet of Bes

Made By: Egyptian

Date: no date
Medium: faience
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/8 x 11/16 in. (2.9 x 1.7 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Horace Mayer
Object number: 61.19.1.H
Descriptionmedium/turquoise blue. (Also possibly Ptah-Seker-Asar) Bandy-legged dwarf, clean-shaven, sometimes with a scarab-beetle upon his head...A funerary god compounded of Ptah, Seker and Osiris. Alan W. Shorter, "The Egytian Gods", p.138
Inscribed: no inscription
Terms
  • amulet
  • religious object
  • God
  • dwarf
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