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Engendered Protection artifacts
A special class of protective images like the one at right was named for Isis' son Horus. Known as the Horus cippus, such an image provided magical protection for young children.


The lamp below shows the god Bes, a ferocious dwarf, along with his consort Beset, who protected children and their mothers.


Amulets like those at left were worn, primarily by women and children, to ward off evil.