5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE BUST OF BES
LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.
With a radiating striated beard and pronounced cheekbones, his widely-spaced bulging eyes with articulated pupils, his broad pug nose with wide nostrils, his teeth visible in his open mouth, dimpled at the corners, his ears projecting to the sides, the brow furrowed, surmounted by a modius, a tenon below
2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner's father, New York, prior to 1980.
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For a similar example see fig. 114, pl. 62c in Tomoum, The Sculptors' Models of the Late and Ptolemaic Periods.
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