Bes the Warrior
Egypt (Naukratis), Ptolemaic Dynasties, 305-30 B.C.E.
Limestone, Height x width x depth: 23 x 20 x 4 cm (9 1/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 9/16 in.)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription, 1886, MFA #86.173
Photo ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014
"Half human, half animal, Bes's fearsome frontal appearance alludes to his function as a protective deity, guardian of house and home. He appears here wearing a crest of feathers, brandishing a knife in one hand and holding a snake in the other." (From the info card)