Bes jar - ROM2016_15062_26


Bes jar

Medium:Ceramic (earthenware)
Geography: Probably from Memphite region
Date: c. 664-332 BC
Period: 26th-30th Dynasty, Late Period
15.2 x 9 cm
Object number: 968.241.6
Not on view
DescriptionVessel decorated with face of the Egyptian protective dwarf deity called Bes. Details of the face applied to surface of the vessel include 2 eyebrows, 2 eyes, 2 nostrils forming the nose, 2 ears and 2 arms. This vessel has an ovoid body, vertical neck and a direct rim. It is made from a well-fired, thin-walled, fine marl clay. Based on the studies of David Aston, this type of vessel is associated with the region of Memphis.
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