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Statuette of the god Bes

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Statuette of the god Bes, with inserted feathered topknot. Restored in MFA lab. June-July 1981.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, pyramid 22. 1919: eexcavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy), 743–712 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Height x width: 24.9 x 12 cm (9 13/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.11766

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture