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Copper alloy figurine of a woman and Bes

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Copper alloy figurine of a woman and Bes






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

Field Collection



height 10.3 cm


Twenty-fifth Dynasty
Twenty-sixth Dynasty
Late Period


664 B.C. — 332 B.C.


bequeathed: Shannon, C.H. and C.S.Ricketts 1937 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Formerly MacGergor collection


  1. Dawson
    (1930) [Unknown: JEA 16 (1930) (Dawson)] (1930) [page: ]
    Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (
    [comments: 143, pl. XXV]
  2. Parlasca, K.
    Zwei ägyptische Bronzen aus dem Heraion von Samos [page: 132-3]
    Source title: Mitteilungen des Deutschen archäologischen Instituts. Athenische Abteilung (1953)
    [comments: Parlasca identifies the figure carrying Bes as being a dwarf]
  3. Roeder, G.
    (1956) Aegyptische Bronzefiguren (1956) [page: ]
    [comments: 447]
  4. Darracott, J. (ed.)
    (1979) All for Art; the Ricketts and Shannon collection , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Cambridge University Press (1979) Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: ]
    [comments: 26-7(20)]
  5. Dasen, V.
    Le die Bes et la naine [page: ]
    [comments: Advance notification of reference by author in letter 20 December 2002]
  6. Sotheby's
    Sotheby's Sale Catalogue (MacGregor) June 26 - July 6, 1922 [page: 171] June - July 1922)
    [comments: pl. 35]


copper alloy

Accession Number

E.6.1937 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 53548; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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