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January 21 2014

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Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic 305-30 BC

Faience Bes amulet. Bes is the Egyptian dwarf God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune.

January 14 2014

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Ancient Egyptian limestone heart scarab with the face of Bes, dwarf-God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune, along with a cartouche with the Sun God Ra holding an Ankh on the top. Five lines of vertical hieroglyphics on the bottom including Anubis, a bird and cartouches. Ptolemaic, 305-30 BC

November 11 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Marble seated figure with a headdress and chin beard, symbolizing the hope of resurrection. A female standing on crocodiles and the face of Bes, the Egyptian dwarf God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune, carved on the front. 18th Dynasty.

July 22 2013

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Ancient Egypt. Faience, miniature amulet of Bes, the Egyptian dwarf God believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune.

18th Dynasty, 1570-1342 BC

May 03 2013

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Ancient Egyptian lapis lazuli amulet carved in a shape of the head of Bes, the Egyptian dwarf God depicted as a bearded, savage-looking, yet comical figure, believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune. 18th Dynasty. 1570 - 1342 BC (1”)

April 09 2013

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Ancient Egyptian, carved black limestone statue of Bes, the Egyptian bandy-legged, dwarf deity with a lion’s ears, mane, and tail. Bes is usually depicted as a bearded, savage-looking, yet comical figure, believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune. Dirt patina. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC (8” x 3” x 2 ½”).
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