Sculptor's Trial Relief of Bes
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
8 × 5 9/16 × 1 5/16 in. (20.3 × 14.2 × 3.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Sculptor's Trial Relief of Bes, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 8 × 5 9/16 × 1 5/16 in. (20.3 × 14.2 × 3.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.67. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.67_bw_IMLS.jpg)
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Limestone sculptor’s trial piece. At base of upper surface, in sunk relief, head of Bes with protruding tongue, no headdress. Directly above this head, rough outline of duplicate mouth and nose of same subject; balance of surface plain. On underside, a few tool marks.
Condition: Poor. Fragments at base of upper surface apparently broke loose and were reset. Upper left portion of head lost.
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