Egyptian Necklace with Bes-Amulets

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 52 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 1044
Provenance: British private collection from the early 20th century.
Condition: Modern restrung. Some small cracks in the amulets. Ready to wear.
Description: Necklace with faience pearls and small tubes in different colors, as well as eight Bes-amulets separated by disc-shaped pearls. The dwarfish god with short legs and large head, framed by a lion’s mane, was a protective deity whose hideous face should scare the evil spirits and powers, but also dangerous animals, like snakes and scorpions.