Standing Figure of Bes
The Egyptians worked with gold and semiprecious stones from earliest times. They mined both types of material in the desert east of the Nile and in present-day Sudan, called “Nubia” in ancient times after the ancient Egyptian word for gold (nub). Clearly, objects made from these high-value materials were available only to the highest ranks of society.
- Medium: Gold
- Reportedly From: Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
- Dates: 664-30 B.C.E.
- Period: Late Dynastic Period-Ptolemaic Period
- Dimensions: 1 9/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in. (3.9 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm) Measurements: Height 3.9 cm., maximum width, 1.5 cm. (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 08.480.208
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Standing Figure of Bes, 664-30 B.C.E. Gold, 1 9/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in. (3.9 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.208. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (85%)