About this artwork
The dwarf Bes, with his feathered headdress, lion mane and tail, and protruding tongue, was the protector of women and children. Huge numbers of amulets were made of him in the Ptolemaic period.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Amulet of Bes
- Egypt (Object made in)
- 700 BCE–1 BCE
- 7 × 2.5 × 1.5 cm (2 3/4 × 1 × 9/16 in.)
- Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson, Henry H. Getty, and Norman W. Harris