About this object

Small broad flask with two depressions representing the eyes of Bes. Rim chipped, area of loss, pitted, and surface dirt.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    600 BC - 500 BC about
  • Materials
    Pottery
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Emma Catherine Herdman
  • Collector
    William Abbott Herdman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    120 mm x 80 mm
  • Note
    Ex collection of Professor Herdman; '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dead: Egyptian and Syro-Palestinian Bes-Vessels from the New Kingdom through the Graeco-Roman Period', Kevin Kaiser, unpublished PhD thesis, University of California, Berkeley (2003), cat.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. 163
  • Related people
    Emma Catherine Herdman ( Previous owner); William Abbott Herdman ( Collector, previous owner)

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Previous owners

  • Emma Catherine Herdman

    Owned from: 1924-07-21
    How acquired: Inherited
    Owned until: 1950
    Disposal method: Donation
  • William Abbott Herdman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1924-07-21
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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