Jar in the form of the god Bes

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 26 x 18.5 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.764

Medium or Technique

Pottery

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Brown ceramic jar with applied decoration forming the features of the god Bes.

Provenance

Ex collection Jannette-Walen, The Netherlands. 2000: purchased by the MFA from Vincent J. Geerling, Archea Ancient Art, Amsterdam.

(Accession Date: June 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Friends of Art of the Ancient World