<em>Sculptor's Trial Relief of Bes</em>, 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)

Sculptor's Trial Relief of Bes

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 8 × 5 9/16 × 1 5/16 in. (20.3 × 14.2 × 3.4 cm)


Accession Number: 16.67

Image: 16.67_bw_IMLS.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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