Statuette of the god Bes

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
743–712 B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, el-Kurru, Ku 22

Dimensions

Height x width: 24.9 x 12 cm (9 13/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.11766

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of the god Bes, with inserted feathered topknot.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, Ku 22. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition