TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF BES AS SOLDIERPrint
TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF BES AS SOLDIER
Bandy legged deformed dwarf god with grimacing bearded face, cuirassed over plaited skirt or tunica, his large tongue sticking out, in striding position with round shield in his left hand and brandishing a now missing sword in his raised right hand
Ex coll. J.-A. Périchon Bey, Paris, 1860-1929, acq. before 1903
H. 8,8 cm. Mounted
Roman Period, c. 1st-2nd cent. AD
Cf. D.M. Baily, Catalogue of the Terracottas in the British Museum, vol. IV: Ptolemaic and Roman Terracottas from Egypt, London 2008;
publ. Tajan, Paris 2003, p. 18, no. 91 ill.; H. J. Berk, Glories of Ancient Egypt, Chicago 2017, no. 82 ill.