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Amulet

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Object Number:29-104-173
Current Location: Canaan and Israel Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Egyptian
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: CN IV, SW of Tomb 219; Class A and Class D
Period: Early Bronze Age
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Ivory
Technique:Incised
Iconography:Bes
Height: 2.2 cm
Length: 0.6 cm
Width: 3.1 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:26-10-241 - Field No SF

Description

Ivory, remains of glaze. Plaque with figures of Bes and other deities incised on both sides, surmounted by a temple cornice. With an attachment above for suspension in the form of a multiple bead. Incomplete.

Oren: “Faience amulet with yellow glaze. A loop for suspension in the form of a multiple bead. The design consists of figures of Bes and other deities incised on both sides and surmounted by a cornice.”

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Canaan and Ancient Israel (18 Oct 1998) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Oren, Eliezer D. 1973. The Northern Cemetery of Beth Shan.. Leiden. E. J. Brill. pg. xx, 307 p. with illus., 3 fold. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 128, no. 1; Page 243, opposite Figure 49; Figure 51, no. 19; Figure 77, no. 7View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Fitzgerald, Gerald M. Excavations in the Northern Cemetery Area, 1922-1931.. Unpublished manuscript. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl.28, No.19View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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