11 June 2003
AN EGYPTIAN LIMESTONE RELIEF
Roman Imperial Period, Circa 2nd Century A.D.
The rectangular panel depicting the bandy-legged protecting genius Bes, nude and wearing a feather headdress, with a beard-like mane and protruding tongue, brandishing a sword in his raised right hand that overlaps the frame, and clenching a serpent in his lowered left, its body aligned with the frame
10¾ in. (27.3 cm) high
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For a similar example see no. 121 in Scott, Temple, Tomb and Dwelling: Egyptian Antiquities from the Harer Family Trust Collection.
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