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Figure of Bes in Relief

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
  • Place Collected: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Period or Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 × 7 1/16 × 2 1/4 in. (19 × 18 × 5.7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone figure of Bes with his right hand raised. The rear surface is rounded but does not display any modelling. Some of the original paint is preserved on his belt and spotted fur. Condition: Figure preserved from waist up. The god’s headdress is missing as is the instrument (sword?) which he held in his right hand. Black and red paint preserved on eyes, lips, chest. Left arm missing. Some dirt and nicks on surface. Small chips in face.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Figure of Bes in Relief, 664–332 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 7 1/2 × 7 1/16 × 2 1/4 in. (19 × 18 × 5.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1533E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1533E_NegA_glass_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.1533E_NegA_glass_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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