About this object

Small broad flask with two depressions representing the eyes of Bes. Pitted, chipped rim and surface dirt.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    500 BC - 400 BC about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    William MacGregor
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1922 before
  • Measurements
    185 mm x 100 mm x 100 mm
  • Note
    ex Wellcome collection; ex MacGregor collection 1699. Catalogue of the MacGregor Collection of Egyptian Antiquities (Sotheby’s 26 June – 3 July 1922), lot 1699 (page 221); 'Water, Milk, Beer and Wine for the Living and the dead: Egyptian and Syro-Palestinian Bes-Vessels from the New Kingdom through the Graeco-Roman Period', Kevin Kaiser, unpublished PhD thesis, University of California, Berkeley (2003), cat. no. 162
  • Related people
    William MacGregor ( Collector); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum ( Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome ( Previous owner)

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