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Copper alloy figurine of a woman and Bes: E.6.1937

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Current Location: Gallery 19

Titles

Copper alloy figurine of a woman and Bes

Description

Bes carried by woman. Bes protected pregnant women and children.

Notes

History note: Formerly MacGregor collection

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.3 cm

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood

Dating

Twenty-fifth Dynasty
Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Late Period
-0664 BCE - -0332 BCE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Cast (process)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.6.1937
Primary reference Number: 53548
Oldadmincategory: MW
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 10 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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