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Rare Ancient Egyptian Antiques statue of God Bes (654 BC)

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Seller: min2018 (14) 100%, Location: Luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123281467890 Rare Ancient Egyptian Antiques statue of God Bes (654 BC) Dimensions Height: 11 cmWidth: 3.5 cm About BesBes (/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, 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 Kingdomimport 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.Desecrebtion Ancient Egyptian Ushabti of God Bes made from Hammer Payment Accept Paypal only Shipping We're shipping worldwide we're shipping DHL Shipping Combine First item 100% fees ,from the second till the fourth 50% fees ,the rest will be 25% Material: Hammer

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