Wooden ointment container in form of household god Bes
New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18
Height x width: 13 x 5.2 cm (5 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Exterior carved into the grotesque figure of Bes; cover missing.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way