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Statuette of Bes

Bronze; much incrusted; seated; holds club in right hand; details worn away.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian,

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

72.4427

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture