Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
early Dynasty 18
1 1/4 × 11/16 × 3/16 in. (3.1 × 1.7 × 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 1/4 × 11/16 × 3/16 in. (3.1 × 1.7 × 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.915E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.915E_negL_897_12A_bw.jpg)
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Dark blue-green glazed faience amulet representing the god Bes standing, hands at hips, on a low plinth. Arms, legs, and tail are disengaged from the body. The outer edge of the top of the head is formed by the brow line. Details of beard and abdomen are given by incised lines; pendant breasts are indicated. The rear of the figure is slightly modeled.
Condition: Small cracks.
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