7 December 2000
AN EGYPTIAN FAINECE FIGURE OF BESET
Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty XXI-XXV, 1070-712 B.C.
The bandy-legged female deity with her tail at the back, with leonine facial features, the tongue protruding from her wide-open mouth, the ears pierced, the feather headdress with a suspension loop in back, offering her breast to a diminutive Bes-faced nude male child
41/8 in. (10.4 cm) high
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For a similar example see no. 75, in Friedman, Gifts of the Nile, Ancient Egyptian Faience.
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