<em>Bes and Wadjet-eye Plaque</em>, 664–332 B.C.E. Faience or glazed steatite, 3/16 x 3/8 x 9/16 in. (0.5 x 0.9 x 1.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1337E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1337E_view1.jpg)

Bes and Wadjet-eye Plaque

Medium: Faience or glazed steatite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664–332 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3/16 x 3/8 x 9/16 in. (0.5 x 0.9 x 1.4 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1337E

Image: CUR.37.1337E_view1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Cobalt blue glazed composition plaque. The color was probably intended to imitate lapis lazuli. The plaque is rectangular in shape. On one side is a representation of a "wadjet" eye; on the opposite side is a representation of Bes. The technique used for the representations is incised line drawing. There is a hole at each end of the piece but the two apertures are not connected. The holes, may, therefore be modern. Condition: Surface bearing the representation of the eye is rough and incrusted.

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