RARE Phoenician-Egyptian Steatite Bes Amulet With Phoenician Script

Item Description

C, 3rd century BC

An interesting glazed steatite amulet of the Egyptian deity Bes, worshipped as a protector of households, mothers and children and childbirth. Bes later came to be regarded as the defender of everything good and the enemy of all that is bad. He wears a feathered headdress on his head with Phoenician script to base.

An interesting and very rare piece with fine incised detail.

Provenance: London Gentleman Collection. Ex Cathy Williams Grays, 1990’s.

Size: 28mm height



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