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Statuette of Bes as a Warrior

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Terracotta, pigment
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 30 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 5/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 11/16 in. (19.3 x 3.9 x 6.9 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Bes standing on a base, rectangular and straight in front, oval on back side. Full frontality. Usual type as a warrior. Right hand and arm lifted to feather crown, holding a sword, left arm supporting shield. Back: Vent hole in the middle, outlined, but hardly any modelling. Condition: Very worn and partly chipped surface.
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