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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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Provenance

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

Findspot

Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

05.254

Medium or Technique

Pottery (terracotta); mold-made

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture