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Ancient Authentic Faience amulet of the Egyptian God Bes

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Seller: cyncoult_5296 (3) 100%, Location: Beverly Hills, California, Ships to: US, Item: 292573303262 Authentic Faience amulet of the Egyptian God Bes--Dated 1600-600 B.C.E. Found in Israel from a private collector many many years ago. Height; 5 1/4 Cm, 2 3/4 In and hangs on a 16 inch length of original Egyptian Funiary beads (there is a package of extra beads included) with original brass clasp. In mint condition. This faience has a certificate of authenticity from the world renowned Barakat Gallery owned by a fourth generation antiquities house started in the middle east and now has gallery locations in Beverly Hills, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. Purchased directly from Gallery owner, Mr. Fayez Barakat, an antiquities expert and consultant to all worldwide major museums. With the Tutankhamun tomb contents being assembled for a permanent home at the 2018 opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, a Tutankhamun exhibit is now traveling before conclusion back in Egypt. At the moment, the exhibit is here in Los Angeles at the famed County Museum. This is a ideal time to buy a piece of REAL Egyptian history! This faience is of Bes--one of the most popular Gods in the Egyptian Pantheon. He was a popular subject for amulets and was widely worshipped as a household deity. Part of his appeal appears to have been the perception that he was more accessible and willing to listen to the prayers and supplication of the common man that were the intimidating state Gods such as Amun, Osiris, or Horus. Bes was believed to be a patron God of music and art and protector of pregnant women! He was also held to be a God of war. He is usually depicted as a dwarf with a face that is both Leonine and human. Graeco-Roman period images of Bes, however, frequently show him as a more heroic looking figure who brandishes a sword while on horseback. This extraordinary green faience amulet depicts the head, shoulders and part of the torso of the God Bes. The features of the face are rendered in painstaking detail, with every facial detail, including the creases in the outer ears, clearly delineated with dark deposits of green glaze. The mouth of the God is open and his tongue protrudes jauntily. Atop his head is a plumed headdress, the feathers of which arch gracefully over the back of the God's head as though blown by a breeze. The current owner has cherished and loved this piece of history. Will you be the next to own this never out of style Egyptian faience and honor its long captivating history? Who knows, maybe this was part of Tutankhamun's possessions! Provenance: Egypt, Material: Pottery

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