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Sculptor's Trial Relief of Bes

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Made: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 8 × 5 9/16 × 1 5/16 in. (20.3 × 14.2 × 3.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.67
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Sculptor's Trial Relief of Bes, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 8 × 5 9/16 × 1 5/16 in. (20.3 × 14.2 × 3.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.67. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.67_bw_IMLS.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 16.67_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone sculptor’s trial piece. At base of upper surface, in sunk relief, head of Bes with protruding tongue, no headdress. Directly above this head, rough outline of duplicate mouth and nose of same subject; balance of surface plain. On underside, a few tool marks. Condition: Poor. Fragments at base of upper surface apparently broke loose and were reset. Upper left portion of head lost.
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