<em>Figure of Bes with Child</em>, ca. 1075-656 B.C.E. Faience, 7 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 5/8 in. (19.1 x 7.3 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.4_emagic.jpg)

Figure of Bes with Child

Medium: Faience

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1075-656 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 2 7/8 x 5/8 in. (19.1 x 7.3 x 1.6 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Special Exhibitions, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 08.480.4

Image: CUR.08.480.4_emagic.jpg,Egyptian Magic Installation (2008)

Catalogue Description:
Pale green faience figure of Bes, standing and wearing high feather headdress. He is suckling a child (or ape?). Seated ape below child and standing ape on each side of crown. Reverse, lion tail and (above) seated gazelle. Bes stands on papyrus capital. Entire figure decorated with brown spots and some details painted brown. Condition: Broken and assembled across face. Base probably complete. Glaze somewhat worn on obverse.

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