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)
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
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.
This item is not on view
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_front_bw_IMLS.jpg)
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