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Ancient Egypt
DOUBLE AMULET OF EGYPTIAN DIVINITY BES
Third intermediate / Late period (1077 ­- 332 BC)

 

Object :
Nº 1002
Medium :
Multiple
Dimensions :
Height: 5 cm (1.9") - Width: 2.1 cm (0.8")

Amulet with double Bès, made of silica paste glazed on its surface with a pale green color. Remains of black paint on the crown. Good state of preservation, erosion, ears are missing.

An amulet is a small object that a person wears, carries, or offers to a deity because he or she believes that it will magically bestow a particular power or form of protection. The conviction that a symbol, form, or concept provides protection, promotes well-being, or brings good luck is common to all societies: in our own, we commonly wear religious symbols, carry a favorite penny, or a rabbit’s foot. In ancient Egypt, amulets might be carried, used in necklaces, bracelets, or rings, and—especially—placed among a mummy’s bandages to ensure the deceased a safe, healthy, and productive afterlife.  


€ 2000.00 - £ 1784.40 - $ 2358.4 - C$ 3012

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