miércoles, 1 de abril de 2015

Blue glassy frit statuette of Bes

Blue glassy frit statuette of Bes
Late Period (746-332 BC)
On this particular statuette the face is typical of the god, but the body is that of a male youth rather than the usual dwarf, while the back of the statue reveals a cloak made from feathers. This cloak is probably a reference to the god Horus of Behdet and in this capacity Bes reflects the magical solar properties of Horus.
Bequeathed by R.G. Gayer-Anderson
The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, E.GA.139.1949


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