DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 176; Michel, DMG, no. 41.1_19
Stosch, Philipp von, Collection
jasper, green to black
16.5 x 12.8 x 3 mm
2nd c. AD (H. Philipp)
Bes, face of; flail; bird: falcon; tufts on the knees (animal protomes); tail of crocodile; tail of bird; scepters (3); scepter, unspecified; scepter, was?; protomes of animals (2); Pantheos; Ouroboros; feet, in the shape of jackal's heads; crown, atef; cartouche; scorpion?
A: Bes-Pantheos striding right on an Ouroboros cartouche enclosing animals: a bird and a scorpion. Head to front, topped with the atef-crown, the face is bearded. The deity has two pairs of wings and arms: the upper arms – in line with the top of the upper wings and almost at the height of the neck – are stretched to the sides. Only the lower arms are visible, right one holding a flail, left one holding a was(?)-scepter. On the right and left side: two scepters. A bird’s tail and a crocodile’s tail are attached to the body from the left, feet in the shape of jackal’s heads face right, knees are thickened to imitate animal protomes.