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Bes Jar

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Clay, slip
  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 27-30
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 6 3/4 × Diam. 4 1/8 in. (17.2 × 10.4 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One large pottery vessel bearing the features of the god Bes. The vessel is buff slipped and the decoration which consists of the face of the god and a pair of arms is executed in slip. A mustache is incised. Condition: The rim is chipped on the recto. A hole has been punched in the left hand side of the vessel (roughly circular). Some staining but otherwise perfect.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Bes Jar, 664–332 B.C.E. Clay, slip, 6 3/4 × Diam. 4 1/8 in. (17.2 × 10.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.328E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.328E_overall_PS22.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 37.328E_overall_PS22.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2024
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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