3 June 2009
AN EGYPTIAN PAINTED WOOD FURNITURE SUPPORT
ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Carved in relief in the form of a grimacing Bes, standing on a high conical plinth with horizontal grooves, his tongue protruding, with distinctive leonine facial features, his arms placed on either side of his bulging abdomen, wearing a short kilt with a long panel falling between his legs, a mortise for attachment at the back and at the top of the head, preserving black pigment for the skin, several small wood pins exposed along the right side
24 3/8 in. (61.9 cm.) high
French Private Collection, 1970.
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For a related example, now in Leiden, see no. 106 in Yoyotte, et al., Égypte Romaine.
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