ANCIENT EGYPT ANTIQUE EGYPTIAN faience BES Statue

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Seller: my-egypt (337) 99.7%, Location: Luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 401916452979 Coming from Luxor city The Size : 9 cm x 4 cm x 2 cm The weight : 67 grm Material : faience Bes (/bɛs/; also spelled as Bisu), as well as his feminine counterpart Beset, is 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. However, the introduction of Bes is also believed to be an imported Somali influence and worship of Bes spread as far north as the area of Syria. Images of the deity were kept in homes and he was depicted quite differently from the other gods. Normally Egyptian gods were shown in profile, but instead Bes appeared in portrait, ithyphallic, and sometimes in a soldier's tunic, so as to appear ready to launch an attack on any approaching evil. He scared away demons from houses, so his statue was put up as a protector. Bes was a household protector, throughout ancient Egyptian history becoming responsible for such varied tasks as killing snakes, fighting off evil spirits, watching after children, and aiding (by fighting off evil spirits) women in labour (and thus present with Taweret at births). Since he drove off evil, Bes also came to symbolize the good things in life – music, dance, and sexual pleasure. Later, in the Ptolemaic period of Egyptian history, chambers were constructed, painted with images of Bes and his wife Beset, thought by Egyptologists to have been for the purpose of curing fertility problems or general healing rituals. Many instances of Bes masks and costumes from the New Kingdom and later have been uncovered. These show considerable wear, thought to be too great for occasional use at festivals, and are therefore thought to have been used by professional performers, or given out for rent. In the New Kingdom, tattoos of Bes could be found on the thighs of dancers, musicians and servant girls. ShippingCombined package : Accepted according the weight and size\Shipping : 7 to 12 days by DHL express with track numberWe ship within Three business days of payment, usually sooner. ReturnYou can return a product for up to 30 days from the date you purchased it.Any product you return must be in the same condition you received it and in the original packaging. Please keep the receipt.PaymentWe accept payment by any of the following methods:PayPalPlease pay as soon as possible after winning an auction, as that will allow us to post your item to you sooner!FeedbackCustomer satisfaction is very important to us. If you have any problem with your order, please contact us and we will do our best to make you satisfied.Contact UsIf you have any queries, please contact us via ebay. We usually respond within 24 hours on weekdays.Please visit our eBay store to check out other items for sale!Thank you for shopping at our store. Condition: As the picture, Material: faience

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