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Seal (scarab) with Bes
  • CollectionCollection Near East
  • Research projectsGlypcol
  • Inventory numberO.04789
  • Object nameStamp seal
  • TitleSeal (scarab) with Bes
  • CulturePhoenician
  • GeographyPlace of production: Near and Middle East (Asia)
    Place of discovery: Phénicie {fr} (Asia > Levant {fr})
  • Date-810 / -801
  • MaterialStone
    Marble (Stone)
  • DimensionsHeight: 2,9 cm, Width: 2,2 cm, Depth: 1,3 cm
  • OwnerMusées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire / Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis
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Bes is shown with crown of feathers, a loincloth of lion skin and snakes in her hands. In the field above two stars, to the left, below, the beginning of an inscription that runs from the right to the left. It mentions the owner, a certain Elbadi, whose name was common in Syria. The fries repeats several identical symbols based on the Egyptian hieroglyph nefer. Together with the goddess, this was meant to ensure the well-being of the owner.