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Figurine of Bes as a Warrior

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 30 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 3/8 x 2 7/16 x 1 5/16 in. (18.7 x 6.2 x 3.3 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Figurine of Bes as a Warrior, 30 B.C.E.-395 C.E. Terracotta, 7 3/8 x 2 7/16 x 1 5/16 in. (18.7 x 6.2 x 3.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.918E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.1778E_37.1712E_37.918E_GRPB_glass_bw.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Terracotta figure of the god Bes. Bes is represented as a warrior holding a sword and shield. Atop the feathers of his crown are two eyelets for suspension. The piece is hollow, made in two halves: front and rear. The rear is not modeled. Condition: Lower legs missing. Piece missing from rear below circular mold hole. Mold line evident up side and is weak at some points. Edges crudely smoothed over.
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