<em>Stela of Bes as a Warrior</em>, 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)

Stela of Bes as a Warrior

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Dates:200 B.C.E.–200 C.E.

Dimensions: 6 1/8 × 3 3/4 × 1/2 in. (15.6 × 9.5 × 1.3 cm)


Accession Number: 16.142

Image: 16.142_front_bw_IMLS.jpg,

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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