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Accession_Number E.63.3
adlib_title Egyptian figurine
Shape Figurine
Shape_description
Material Faience
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Light green figurine of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress. There is a hole for threading on the back/base of the head-dress. Although the figure is dancing it appears quite somber.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete, most of the green pigment has faded although the glaze remains.
Technique/Style
Provenance Medum
Period 3rd Intermediate Period: 22 dynasty
Date 945-712
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2002.98.0226.jpg
Front view of two light green figurines of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2002.98.0227.jpg
View of the backs of two light green figurines of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2002.98.0974.jpg
Front view of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2002.98.0976.jpg
Back view of a light green figurine of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2007.99.0053.jpg
View of the back of one and the front of another, of two light green figurines of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2007.99.0054.jpg
View of the back of one and the front of another, of two light green figurines of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2007.99.0055.jpg
Font views of two light green figurines of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2007.99.0056.jpg
Front view of one of the two light green figurines of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2007.99.0057.jpg
Side view of one of the two light green figurines of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2007.99.0059.jpg
Front view of one of the two light green figurines of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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2007.99.0061.jpg
Rear view of one of the two light green figurines of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with a feather head-dress.
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Beazley_DB
Height 4.8
Diameters Max. 1.8
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Egypt
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 25.09.2002; 09.01.2006
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