Small Figure of the God Bes Standing on a Lotus Flower
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Ptolemaic Period (probably)
2 7/8 × 1 × 1 1/16 in. (7.3 × 2.6 × 2.7 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Bronze figure of Bes standing upon a lotus capital which rises from a roughly square base. Flanking the capital are two recumbent lions. Circular projections from the top of the god’s head possibly indicate the presence of some now missing figure(s).
Condition: Something is broken from the top of the head. A copper/black patina overall. Solid cast in good condition.
This item is not on view
Small Figure of the God Bes Standing on a Lotus Flower, 305-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 2 7/8 × 1 × 1 1/16 in. (7.3 × 2.6 × 2.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.917E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.917E_view01.jpg)
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