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Stela of Bes as a Warrior

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, traces of pigment
DATES 200 B.C.E.-200 C.E.
PERIOD Late Ptolemaic Period or early Roman Period
DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 × 3 3/4 × 1/2 in. (15.6 × 9.5 × 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 16.142
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 Stela of Bes as a Warrior, 200 B.C.E.-200 C.E. Limestone, traces of 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)
IMAGE overall, 16.142_back_bw_IMLS.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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 <em>Stela of Bes as a Warrior</em>, 200 B.C.E.-200 C.E. Limestone, traces of 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)