Large Faience Statuette of Bes with Child

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 3rd Intermediate Period, 1070-664 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 15.2 cm high
Price: Reserved
Ref: 1339
Provenance: New York private collection E.G., 1980s.
Condition: Except for some encrustations on the surface beautifully preserved.
Description: Large, very finely worked out faience statuette of the dwarf protective god Bes. He wears a high feather crown flanked by monkeys seated on each side. His face is typically grotesque, with a shaggy beard, open mouth and his tongue sticking out. Bes, who was considered the patron god of birth, of mothers and children, holds a child in his left arm, which he feeds with his right. He stands with legs apart on its original plinth and has a long tail at the back that extends to the ground. A large statuette with numerous details. Mounted.