A BRONZE SCEPTER FINIAL
third intermediate period, 1070-712 b.c.
In the form of a stylized papyrus umbel surmounted by a standing figure of Bes, his tail coiled at the end and resting on the plinth, his right hand raised palm outward his left hand balled into a fist, his ears pierced, incised details for face and beard, stippled pattern on the back, the top of the head surmounted by a socketed, pierced molding for attachment of the now-missing crown of plumes
7in. (17.8cm.) high