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Antique Egyptian Carved Stone Statue: “BES” | Grand Tour Era (c. 1780-1920s)

Antique Egyptian Carved Stone Statue: “BES” | Grand Tour Era (c. 1780-1920s)

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This antique Egyptian carved stone statue of the God BES is quite the collector's piece. Placed on a shelf or mounted as wall art, this statue is well worth a look.

Bes was widely worshiped in ancient Egypt as the God of music, merriment, and childbirth. Bes was the protector of children, and depictions of him were frequently seen in the bedrooms of ancient Egyptian households.

This piece was made by local Egyptians for affluent visitors who traveled to Egypt on educational "Grand Tours" of various archaeologically significant sites between 1780-1920s; a time also known as the "Egyptian Revival Period."

This Egyptian ring is attested to as authentic and to have been made in Egypt during the “Grand Tour/Egyptian Revival” era by Mr Matthew Wicks of Ancient Hands, Ltd, and is accompanied by a digitally signed PDF copy of its "Provenance & Ownership" documentation.

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