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Bes, Dwarf-God<br>Horus, Falcon-God, cippus amulet of Bes

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Title cippus amulet of Bes
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Artist Bes, Dwarf-God
Horus, Falcon-God
Date 304 - 30 BCE
Description Pale green faience cippus amulet of Horus with the face of Bes. He is depicted as a naked male, standing full frontal, with one pair of arms outstretched with the wings of a falcon below. He holds papyrus stems in both hands. The other pair of arms are at the sides of his body. In the left hand he holds a was sceptre and in the right hand he holds the sa, the symbol meaning 'protection'. He stands on a snake that encircles a group of harmful animals including a crocodile, scorpions and snakes. The tail feathers can be seen to the left of the figure. Bes wears a plumed crown and jackal-headed slippers.
The amulet is slightly damaged.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Former Accession 15618
Location Creation Site Misr
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject jewellery, amulet, god, animal, amulet
Measurements 46 x 51 x 10 mm
Relation References Andrews, C. 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Publications, p. 38-40

Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 58-61, 87-96
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period Graeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Period
Work Type amulet



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