Egyptian. <em>Finial with Figure of the God Bes</em>, ca. 1075-656 B.C.E. Bronze, 15 15/16 x 2 13/16 in. (40.5 x 7.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 46.127. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 46.127_SL3.jpg)

Finial with Figure of the God Bes


Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1075-656 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 15 15/16 x 2 13/16 in. (40.5 x 7.2 cm)



Accession Number: 46.127

Image: 46.127_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Bronze figure of the god Bes on papyrus column with swelling shaft and plain capital in the form of papyrus umbel. The god is nude and represented with broad face and lion's mane and ears, crowned with feather crown consisting of five plumes on the back of each of which is a ring. The left hand rests on his thigh, the right is raised, palm outward. A lion's tail growing from his body, in back reaches to the papyrus umbel. The figure apparently solid-cast in one piece with papyrus umbel which is fitted to separately cast hollow column. Crown also separately cast and inserted in head. All details apparently present in wax model. Condition: Practically perfect.

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