Relief of Bes

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 23 x 20 x 4 cm (9 1/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.173

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

White limestone; head and body of Bes; sword in upraised right hand; serpent in left hand.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription