Stela of Bes as a Warrior
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
200 B.C.E.-200 C.E.
Late Ptolemaic Period or early Roman Period
6 1/8 × 3 3/4 × 1/2 in. (15.6 × 9.5 × 1.3 cm) (show scale)
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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
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Stela of Bes as a Warrior, 200 B.C.E.-200 C.E. Limestone, pigment, 6 1/8 × 3 3/4 × 1/2 in. (15.6 × 9.5 × 1.3 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, 16.142. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.142_back_bw_IMLS.jpg)
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Small limestone stela with figure of Bes as a Warrior in high relief. No inscription.
Bes is shown in the conventional pose of a warrior with his right arm aloft presumably grasping a sword. His is nude and wears a headdress probably modeled after the feather headdress.
Condition: Base of stela badly chipped and feet of figure are missing. Otherwise good. Considerable traces of red pigment remain on body.
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