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Lot 39: Ancient Egyptian Terracotta Bes

Antiquities and Islamic Art

by Heritage of Civilization Inc

23 October 2016

Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Description: Ancient Egyptian Terracotta Bes - A sizeable terracotta head of Bes, with bulging eyes, flat nose, thick beard, high cheek bones, exposed tongue and thick beard. Ptolemaic Period, 100-30 B.C. Intact as shown. ex. Lauwers family collection, Belgium, collected before 1980. Bes was worshipped as a protector of households, of mothers and children and childbirth and later regarded as the defender of everything good and the enemy of all that is bad . size : 14 cm x 9.5 cm

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