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Bes amulet
1st century CE-2nd century CE

Medium
faience
Measurements
5.9 × 2.7 × 1.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D105-1982
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Accessioned, 1982
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Small amulet of the god Bes. The figure is double sided and has very exaggerated features. The arms are long, the torso is short and the legs are extremely short. The body is dark green and the features in relief have been picked out in yellow. Perforated through the side of the face.