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Item:223259858805Rare antiquity - an Egyptian Faience Amulet of Bes from the Ptolemaic period Ancient Egyptian deity, worshipped as a protector of pregnant women, newborn babies and the family and it was worn by children to protect them from negative forces This lovely example of Bes is 3 cm high (amulet only) and just under 5 cm, including the base It would have been worn around the neck, you can see the hole at the back of the head to show this Excellent condition, colours and details for age We purchased this from Antiques on High, Oxford in 2003, bought on the base and kept in a glass cabinet since then Grab a bit of history! Unusual item and good luck charm NB: Amulet will be posted by secure signed for delivery only, with insurance. Having a clear out, please see our other items for sale, including all of our Wade collection due to downsizing. Items come from a no smoking and pet free household. All described as detailed and clear as possible, but if you need any further details or pictures, please let me know. I will send sold items out within 48 hours of payment by PayPal.Type:Amulets, Material:Marble
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Egyptian Faience Amulet of Bes from the Ptolemaic period - On A Marble Base