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AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA BES

AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA BES


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Egyptian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1339991
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The bandy-legged leonine deity standing on an integral plinth, his hands resting on his knees, his face with bulging cheeks, a pronounced pug nose, and protruding ears and with remains of his crown. Ptolemaic Period, 300-30 B.C. 5 1/4 inches high. Intact as shown. From an old Belgian family collection, acquired before 1980. Bes was considered the protector of households, and in particular, of mothers and children and childbirth.