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Bes-Image Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 1539-1075 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 × 9/16 × 3/16 in. (2.9 × 1.5 × 0.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.913E_negL_897_10A_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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