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7 Blue glassy frit statuette of Bes

Egypt
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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