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Ancient Egyptian Terracotta Amulet of Bes on Carnelian Bead

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Seller: mcromano-half (1,771) 100%, Location: Livonia, New York, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 182362470216 Up for auction is an ancient terracotta amulet head of Bes mounted on a large carnelian bead. Detailed features. One of his ears appears to be missing. 2 inches high, 1 inch wide.Bes was an Ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households, and in particular, of 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. While past studies identified Bes as a Middle Kingdom import from Nubia, more recent research indicates that he was present in Egypt since the start of Old Kingdom. Mentions of Bes can be traced to pre-dynastic Nile Valley cultures; however his cult did not become widespread until the beginning of the New Kingdom. Please ask any questions you may have. Thanks for looking. Condition: Up for auction is an ancient terracotta amulet head of Bes mounted on a large carnelian bead. Detailed features. One of his ears appears to be missing. 2 inches high, 1 inch wide.Bes was an Ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households, and in particular, of 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. While past studies identified Bes as a Middle Kingdom import from Nubia, more recent research indicates that he was present in Egypt since the start of Old Kingdom. Mentions of Bes can be traced to pre-dynastic Nile Valley cultures; however his cult did not become widespread until the beginning of the New Kingdom. Please ask any questions you may have. Thanks for looking., Material: Terracota, Provenance: Ex private collocter obtained prior to 1970

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