Bes Jar


On display

Jar of fine Nile silt fabric, with one vertical handle, long cylindrical neck, ridge around rim, and ring base. On one side is an image of the god Bes modelled in incised and applied relief decoration. Part of the neck is broken and missing. Stuck to the surface, near the base, is a rectangular sticker, white with ornate blue border, with “Fayoum Egypt” written in dark ink. Is this a label applied by F. G. Hilton Price? On this is another sticker, white and elliptical, with Hilton Price's collection number “3345” typed in red ink. “Fayoum” is written in pencil on the base.