Wooden ointment container in form of household god Bes

Egyptian
New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18
1390–1322 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 13 x 5.2 cm (5 1/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.4308

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Exterior carved into the grotesque figure of Bes; cover missing.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way