Egyptian bronze figure of Bes shown as a bandy legged, deformed and nude dwarf with an ugly human face, wide eyes, and an animal tail.
The left arm raised to waist level, the right arm missing. The pinned top of the crown missing.
The Egyptian god Bes was worshipped as the protector of the household, and particularly of mothers, children and childbirth.
Egyptian, Ptolemaic Period, 323-30 BC
H. 8.4 cm
H. with stand 9.8 cm
Right arm and top of the crown missing. Thick patina with layers of cuprite underneath.
Ex collection Herman Berninger (1911–2012). Acquired between 1931 and 1938 in Alexandria.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.