|Title||cippus amulet of Bes|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Date||304 - 30 BCE|
|Description||Pale green faience cippus amulet of Horus with the face of Bes. He is depicted as a naked male, standing full frontal, with one pair of arms outstretched with the wings of a falcon below. He holds papyrus stems in both hands. The other pair of arms are at the sides of his body. In the left hand he holds a was sceptre and in the right hand he holds the sa, the symbol meaning 'protection'. He stands on a snake that encircles a group of harmful animals including a crocodile, scorpions and snakes. The tail feathers can be seen to the left of the figure. Bes wears a plumed crown and jackal-headed slippers.
The amulet is slightly damaged.
|Id Number Former Accession||15618|
|Location Creation Site||Misr|
|Location Current Repository||The Oriental Museum|
|Subject||jewellery, amulet, god, animal, amulet|
|Measurements||46 x 51 x 10 mm|
|Relation References||Andrews, C. 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. London: British Museum Publications, p. 38-40
Hart, G. 1986. A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. London New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, p. 58-61, 87-96
|Rights||Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|
|Style Period||Graeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Period|