Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
1 1/8 × 9/16 × 3/16 in. (2.9 × 1.5 × 0.5 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Bes-Image Amulet, 1539-1075 B.C.E. Faience, 1 1/8 × 9/16 × 3/16 in. (2.9 × 1.5 × 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.913E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.913E_negL_897_10A_bw.jpg)
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Dark-blue-green glazed faience amulet representing, in relief (the rear is flat), the god Bes standing, with hands at hips, on a low plinth. The arms and legs and tail are openwork. The curved brows form the upper edge of the piece. Details of beards and body hair are given by incised lines. Figure pierced for suspension from side to side. Pendant breasts are indicated.
Condition: Several cracks especially on rear of head; brown incrustation in hollows.
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