Standing Figure of Bes
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The Egyptians worked with gold and semiprecious stones from earliest times. They mined both types of material in the desert east of the Nile and in present-day Sudan, called “Nubia” in ancient times after the ancient Egyptian word for gold (nub). Clearly, objects made from these high-value materials were available only to the highest ranks of society.
Late Dynastic Period to Ptolemaic Period
1 9/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in. (3.9 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm)
Measurements: Height 3.9 cm., maximum width, 1.5 cm. (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Standing Figure of Bes, 664-30 B.C.E. Gold, 1 9/16 x 9/16 x 3/16 in. (3.9 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.208. Creative Commons-BY
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