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Painted plaster and wood figure of Bes: E.GA.521.1947

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Current Location: Gallery 19

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Painted plaster and wood figure of Bes

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Description

Bes, head, painted and with pink stained ivory tongue and ears. Bes was a god who protected pregnant women and children.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 3.5 cm
Height: 7.2 cm
Width: 8.5 cm

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8.5 cm7.2 cm3.5 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1947) by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major

Dating

New Kingdom
Circa -1295 - Circa -1069

Materials used in production

Wood
Plaster

Techniques used in production

Painted

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.521.1947
Primary reference Number: 61712
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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