Bes Shaped Cosmetic Vessel

M11003

On display

Piece of ivory carved into a roughly rectangular shape and fashioned into a figure of Bes with tail behind. Hollowed out to contain a cosmetic product such as kohl. The feathered headdress forms the rim of the vessel. Cracked and mended with a piece missing from the back of the rim. Late Period or Ptolemaic Period. Dated by Professor Newberry to the Graeco-Roman period.