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194A Amulet, light blue faience, in the form of animal headed deity 'Bes', Egypt, Roman period (30 BC - 395 AD). Click to enlarge.

Egyptian faience amulet

Amulet, light blue faience, in the form of animal headed deity ‘Bes’, Egypt, Roman period (30 BC - 395 AD)

Summary

Object No.

194A

Object Statement

Amulet, light blue faience, in the form of animal headed deity 'Bes', Egypt, Roman period (30 BC - 395 AD)

Physical Description

Amulet, light blue faience, in the form of animal headed deity 'Bes', Egypt, Roman period (30 BC - 395 AD)

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Height

93 mm

Width

45 mm

Depth

17 mm

History

Notes

Presented to the New South Wales Collection of Applied Art by Mr A.W. Robey, 11 May 1927.

Mr A.W. Robey was a plumber and long-time member of the National Association of Master Plumbers. Advertising as a ?Plumber, etc.' he worked from his shop at 103 Bathurst St, Sydney.
Keen oceanographer, Robey penned ?The Secret of the Tides' in 1930, detailed Australian tidal movements.
While little else is known about him, he is recorded in the Sydney Morning Herald, 10th May 1927 as donating ?several pieces of ancient Egyptian bronze and pottery' to the ?Applied Art Exhibit'. How he came by these pieces remains unknown.

Source

Credit Line

Presented to the New South Wales Collection of Applied Art by Mr A W Robey, 1927

Acquisition Date

11 May 1927

Cite this Object

Harvard

Egyptian faience amulet 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 August 2019, <https://ma.as/7870>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/7870 |title=Egyptian faience amulet |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=18 August 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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