Figure of Bes with Child
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
Bes was a name applied to several deities represented as a sort of dwarf lion-man. The Bes-image's deities were, among other things, protectors of pregnant women, young children, and the newly born sun (the sun-god was believed to be reborn each day at dawn).
ca. 1075-656 B.C.E.
Third Intermediate Period
7 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 5/8 in. (19.1 x 7.3 x 1.6 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Figure of Bes with Child, ca. 1075-656 B.C.E. Faience, glazed, 7 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 5/8 in. (19.1 x 7.3 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 08.480.4_front_PS2.jpg)
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