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Fragment of Bes figure

(According to P. book, Disposed of DEC, 27 .1906) Light brown body with bright robins egg green glaze. Details of mustache, eyes and line on forehead in dark purple. Irregular fracture all around, except at one spot which shows original contour.

Provenance

From San-El-Hagar, NW hill. 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.

Findspot

San-El-Hagar, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.3 x 6.3 x 1.7 cm (1 11/16 x 2 1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45936

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture