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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Dates/Places: Egypt
Creator Active Place: Egypt
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Late Period, Dynasties 26-30
Title: Cosmetic Jar in the Form of the God Bes
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -66
Creation End Date: -34
Creation Date: 664-343 BC
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Vessels
Materials and Techniques: Egyptian blue
Dimensions: Overall: 9.3cm x 6.1cm x 4.1cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1995.13
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Context: The lion-faced dwarf god Bes had many domestic duties, one of which was to protect cosmetics. Being full of physical imperfections, Bes was, according to an ancient fascination with opposites, perfect as a god associated with beauty. Bes's hands once held applicator sticks that are now lost.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1995.13
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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