Egyptian Faience Head of Bes
C. 713-332 BC – Late Period
A faience amulet of the head of Bes, the dwarf-god wearing a plumed headdress. He was an ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households, mothers, children and childbirth. Bes later came to be regarded as the defender of everything good and the enemy of all that is bad.
Although repaired it is intact with nice detail.
Provenance: Ex H. N. Collection, Milton Keynes, collected in 1980’s – 1990’s.
Size: 19mm x 23mm