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Wooden ointment container in form of household god Bes

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Exterior carved into the grotesque figure of Bes; cover missing.

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, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18, 1390–1322 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width: 13 x 5.2 cm (5 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4308

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels