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Bes Amulet

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-332 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period, Saite Period, or later
    DIMENSIONS 3 5/8 × 1 1/8 × 11/16 in. (9.2 × 2.9 × 1.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.925E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Bes Amulet, 664-332 B.C.E. Faience, 3 5/8 × 1 1/8 × 11/16 in. (9.2 × 2.9 × 1.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.925E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.925E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.925E_view01.jpg., 2020
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pale green glazed faience amulet representing Bes standing, with hands on hips, upon a flat plinth. He is nude except for his belt and pendant lion’s tail. Upon his head he wears a flat crown surmounted by spreading plumes. On the rear of these feathers is the partial remains of an eyelet. The body and the rear of the head are decorated with a fur pattern given by incised lines. Condition: Feathers partially preserved; brown incrustation in hollows.
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