Provenanced Egyptian amulet of the dwarf god Bes 4th-1st century BC.

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Seller: grimstonian (3,212) 100%, Location: West Sussex, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232960707500 Provenanced Egyptian amulet of the dwarf god Bes A faience amulet depicting the god Bes, wearing a feathered crown. Condition: Complete, dark patination, glaze a little rubbed with a few minor surface chips here and there. Height 4.9 cms (1.9 ins). Height with stand 6 cms (2.4 ins) Ptolemaic Period: Circa 4th-1st century BC. Reference: See Carol Andrews' Amulets of Ancient Egypt (London 1994) no. 37d for several examples of the type. Provenance: Ex collection Alfred Lkadotinsky, acquired on his trip to Egypt 1876-1879. Supplied with illustrated COA Bes enjoyed enormous popularity in Egypt and beyond. The Bes amulet was very popular with women in Egyptian times, worn as an amulet of good luck to keep them safe in childbirth. Egyptian amulet of the dwarf god Bes Click images to enlarge Description Provenanced Egyptian amulet of the dwarf god Bes A good sized darkish green glazed faience composition amulet depicting the god Bes, wearing a feathered crown, standing on a slender rectangular base; with piercing for suspension through the headdress. Modelled on both sides. Supplied with the Perspex stand. Condition: Complete, dark patination, glaze a little rubbed with a few minor surface chips here and there. Height 4.9 cms (1.9 ins). Height with stand 6 cms (2.4 ins) Ptolemaic Period: Circa 4th-1st century BC. Reference: See Carol Andrews' Amulets of Ancient Egypt (London 1994) no. 37d for several examples of the type. Provenance: Ex collection Alfred Lkadotinsky, acquired on his trip to Egypt 1876-1879. Supplied with illustrated COA Although he had no temples, Bes enjoyed enormous popularity in Egypt and beyond. His image decorated countless decorative art objects with which the body routinely came into contact, such as beds and head-ests. The Bes amulet was very popular with women in Egyptian times, worn as an amulet of good luck to keep them safe in childbirth. (code F925) Payment Payment by Paypal Shipping Proof of posting is obtained for all items (copy available on request). Items posted to UK: We will take responsibility for an adequate level of insurance. Countries outside UK: Items will be sent with insurance against loss in the post. If it is possible, we will also send with tracking, but not all countries have this possibility; if in doubt, you are welcome to check with us. Terms of Sale All items are guaranteed to be authentic, to date from the period stated, and to comply with the description provided, with no time restriction for return if not. We also offer a no-quibble refund if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase and it is returned in the same condition within 14 days. About Us We have been dealing in antiquities and items of archaeological interest since the early 1990s, and have sold thousands of items to collectors all over the World, including leading museums. TimesAncient is committed to the ethical purchase of all items of historical significance that we offer. We never knowingly engage in the purchase of objects who provenance or ownership history is deemed to be dubious. All ancient items offered for sale on our website are purchased from legitimate sources. These include old private collections, auction houses, legal finders and responsible dealers within the coin and ancient art market. Every item we sell is guaranteed to be authentic and to date from the period stated. Nothing beats the feeling of handling and owning an item created by humans in far-off history. Contact Us If you have any queries, please contact us using your eBay message board. Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Provenanced Egyptian amulet of the dwarf god Bes 4th-1st century BC., Type: Amulet, Culture: Eqyptian, Colour: Green, Material: Faience, Provenance: Ex collection Alfred Lkadotinsky,

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