A FAIENCE FIGURE OF BES
late period, dynasty xxvii, 525-404 b.c.
Of cream-colored faience with highlights in pale green, the bandy-legged leonine deity standing on an integral rectangular base, his hands resting on his hips, his open mouth revealing the upper row of teeth, the eyes hollow, his head surmounted by a plinth originally supporting the crown of plumes, wearing a belt knotted in front, his tail descending to the base, the backs of his thighs and stomach with recesses for inlays; together with a pale green faience crown of plumes from a different figure
4 1/8in. (10.5cm.) high