Head of the god Bes

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1353 B.C.


Place of Origin: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.81 x 4.5 cm (1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.942

Medium or Technique

Egyptian blue

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Head of the god Bes, possibly from the pommel of a sword or dagger.

Provenance

By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 232 (said to have been found in Greece); 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund