Ancient Egyptian Faience Amulet of Bes Playing Tambourine

Item Description

C. 1353-1336 BC – Amarna Period

A small but vibrant blue faience amulet of the god Bes playing the tambourine with suspension loop to the top. He is an ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households, mothers and children and childbirth. Bes combines characteristics of a dwarf and a lion.

Although a small piece it is intact with vibrant blue colour.

Size: 13mm height

Ref: The Metropolitan Museum website. Accession Number: 11.215.195

Provenance; Ex A. H. Collection, 1990’s-2000’s



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