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Vase with Face of Bes on One Side

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Reportedly From: Saqqara, Egypt
  • DATES 664–332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 4 13/16 x Diam. 2 3/8 in. (12.2 x 6 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION One pottery vessel bearing the features of the god Bes. Smaller than 37.328E, this vessel is more crudely fashioned. The features are again applied by means of slip technique. The moustache and line about the neck of the vessel are incised. There is a curious depression into which the nose is placed, most likely it is intentional. The whole is buff slipped. Condition: A portion of the neck and rim have been lost (on the left hand side), the left ear is missing. Superficially very dirty, but otherwise in good condition.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Vase with Face of Bes on One Side, 664–332 B.C.E. Clay, 4 13/16 x Diam. 2 3/8 in. (12.2 x 6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.329E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.329E_NegC_print_bw.jpg)
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