Head of Bes
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp
Height x width: 13 x 9.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Head of Bes made of stone, which is light brown. It is a smooth, polished surface. The lines worn and the edges nicked. A piece is missing from the headdress.
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