Necklace with dancing Bes amulets
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
Length: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
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Two strands of red and white strung ring beads with blue faience spacers of double ring beads. 14 dancing bes figures along bottom as fringe.
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 necklace.
Findspot Information: Petrie 288: Corpus IV A 10. From Tell el Amarna, 1891-2 (Petrie)
Gift of University College, London