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Seated Bes figurine

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Seated Bes-figure made of pottery. He is wearing a characteristic tall plumed headdress. It is broken off below the knees. The proper left hand is placed on the hip, with right hand broken off but originally raised overhead. The back of the piece is smooth except for indentations delineating...

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From Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna). 1903-1904: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; 1905: presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt


Height x width: 11.2 x 4.5 cm (4 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made


The Ancient World