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ID number:  ECM 1508
Named collection:  The Eton Myers Collection
Title / Object name:  Bes Figurine
Object type:  Figurine
Culture:  Egyptian
Collector:  Myers, William Joseph
Materials:  Faience
Measurements:  Bes Figurine: Height: 16.82 cm Width: 4.89 cm; Wood Block: Height: 19.53 cm Width: 12.76 cm Depth: 7.92 cm
Provenance:  Unknown

Moulded blue faience figure of the bandy legged dwarf god Bes standing front face wearing feather headdress; set in ancient times into a thick section of wood

Bibliography:  Spurr, S., N. Reeves, and S. Quirke. 1999. Egyptian Art at Eton College: Selections from the Myers Museum. Windsor and New York. (page 61, Entry No. 97).

Reeves, N. (ed.) 2008. Egyptian Art at Eton College and Durham University: Catalogue of a loan exhibition to Japan, 24 February-30 November 2008. With contributions from C. Barclay, T. Hardwick, S. Quirke, N. Reeves, J. Ruffle,
H. Schneider, and S. Spurr. (Page 60, Entry No. 48).

Notes:  Spurr et al. (1999: 61) suggest that this piece is Roman in date based on the modelling and glazing of the figurine.

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