Figure of Bes with Child
Bes was a name applied to several deities represented as a sort of dwarf lion-man. The Bes-image's deities were, among other things, protectors of pregnant women, young children, and the newly born sun (the sun-god was believed to be reborn each day at dawn).
- Medium: Faience, glazed
- Dates: ca. 1075-656 B.C.E.
- Period: Third Intermediate Period
- Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 5/8 in. (19.1 x 7.3 x 1.6 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 08.480.4
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Figure of Bes with Child, ca. 1075-656 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 7 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 5/8 in. (19.1 x 7.3 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.4. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (68%)