This reddish-brown clay statuette of a standing Bes wears a characteristic tall plumed headdress. He holds a shield in proper left hand and a sword upraised in proper right hand. There is a suspension loop in back.
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. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way