- Museum number
Green glazed faience amulet in the form of the head of the Egyptian dwarf-god Bes wearing feathered crown; circular lateral perforation through the crown; complete but glaze slightly chipped at the edges.
- Production date
- 4thC BC(early)
Diameter: 0.25 centimetres (perforation)
Height: 2.30 centimetres (extant)
Weight: 2.50 grammes
Thickness: 1 centimetres
Width: 1.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Found with 1882,1220.24-42; part of a "hacksilber" hoard. Bes appears in amulet form in Achaemenid and later contexts in Iran, including objects of Achaemenid rather than simply Persian-period Egyptian manufacture. However, the fact that this particular object is made of glazed faience suggests it may be of Egyptian origin.
- On display (G52/dc3)
- Exhibition history
2006 13 Apr-Dec, BM, G2/170.
1995-2005 17 Nov-Aug, BM, G52/IRAN/8/24.
1994 16 Jun-23 Dec, BM, G49/IRAN/8/6.
- Complete; glaze slightly chipped at the edges
- Acquisition date
- Middle East
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: N.H. 72 (exhibition number (yellow label))