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Accession_Number E.63.4
adlib_title Egyptian figurine
Shape Figurine
Shape_description
Material Faience
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Light green figurine, partner of Reading E.63.3. It is the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with feather head-dress. There is a hole to enable threading at base/back of the head-dress. The figure stands on a flat base.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete. Much of the glaze and colour has rubbed away particularly on the right side of the front. There is also some dark miscolouration at the top of the head-dress. Compared to it's partner the details of the face are much more vague.
Technique/Style
Provenance Medum
Period 3rd Intermediate Period: 22 dynasty
Date 945-712
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Attribution
Image
2002.98.0975.jpg
2002.98.0975.jpg
Front view of a figure of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with feather head-dress.
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2002.98.0977.jpg
2002.98.0977.jpg
Back view of a light green figurine of the dwarf god Bes, dancing in a lion's skin with feather head-dress.
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2007.99.0058.jpg
2007.99.0058.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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2007.99.0060.jpg
2007.99.0060.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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2007.99.0062.jpg
2007.99.0062.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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Height 4.1
Diameters Max. 2.0
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Location Egypt
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 25.09.2002; 09.01.2006
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