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The household god Bes remained popular, even during the Amarna Period, as this necklace of faience beads and pendants of Bes playing a drum shows. 36.538, a faience pendant in form of a dancing Bes figure with a drum, has been strung with similar beads, including RES.36.73 to form a multi-strand...

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Findspot Information: Petrie 288: Corpus IV A 10. From Tell el Amarna, 1891-2 (Petrie)

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Gift of University College, London

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1349–1336 B.C.

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants