|EGYPTIAN BRONZE BES STANDING ON PAPYRUS COLUMN MOUNTED ON PEDASTAL
The dwarf god with his right arm raised. He was the protector of women in childbirth and the dispeller of nightmares.
Ptolemaic Period, 305-30 BC
H. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.)
Ex Wilhelm Horn Collection, Berlin. Acquired in Cairo, 1932.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2002, no. 16.