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MM 10990 :: Sculpture

Object description
Figurine of the god Bes.
Inventory number
MM 10990
Keyword, Swedish
Bes
Object
Sculpture
Object, Swedish
Skulptur
Country - Origin
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Origin
Egypten
Geographic name, alternative
Memphis
Geographic name, alternative - Swedish
Memfis
Provenance - Origin
Memphis
Material
Limestone; Stone
Material, Swedish
Sten; Kalksten
Keyword
Bes
Acquisition
From the R.G. Gayer-Anderson collection.
Acquisition, Swedish
Från R. G. Gayer-Andersons samling.
Description, Swedish
Figurin av guden Bes.
Description
Figurine of the god Bes.
Name - Acquired from
Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville
alt
Description
Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Major, after qualifying as a Doctor at Guy's Hospital, became an officer in the Royal Army, Medical Corps. He received his commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1903. He was lent to the Egyptian Government in 1905 by the British Government and spent the rest of his carrier in service of Egypt, in both military and civil capacities, reaching the rank of "Lewa" (Major General) and having the title of Pasha conferred upon him. He collected Egyptian objects of great significance. They are preserved in Gayer-Anderson Pasha museum in Cairo. He is the author of "Legends of the Bait al-Kretliya" (Luzac, London) and Christeros, poems (Wilding, Shrewsbury). He died in Lavenham in 1945. (www.indianminiature.org, 2012-08-31)
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Source, Viaf - same as
viaf.org
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Name - Photographer
Kaneberg, Ove
alt
Description
Ove Kaneberg, photographer at the The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se
Source, Viaf - same as
viaf.org
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Exhibition - Current
Egypten, 2014-
alt
Description

The history of Egypt is long, from the first settlements in the Nile Valley around 7000 years ago to the present day. Egypt was for a long period of time ruled by autocratic kings – the pharaohs. At other times, it was part

of larger empires such as the Persian, Roman and Ottoman.

The pharaonic culture was characterised by high conservatism.

Things were – and should be – as they always had been.

Old traditions and ways of thinking lived on, long after the last pharaohs.

They were present in the customs and traditions of the Middle Ages and are present in Egypt today.

Welcome on a walk through the history of Egypt!

Time - Start
2013
Exhibition, Part of - Current
New Egypt, 5, Village life
alt
Exhibition, showcase - Current
Egypten 5.13
alt
Egypt, Number in Exhibition
6.1
Egyptenutställningen 2014, English - Label
The god Bes, who was the protector of the home, was depicted as a lion standing on its hind legs or as a short man with a lion’s mane. As a figurine, painted on ostraca and as part of vessels, Bes protected mothers and children.
Egyptenutställningen 2014, Swedish - Label
Guden Bes, hemmets beskyddare, framställdes som ett lejon stående på bakbenen eller som en kortväxt man med lejonman. Som figurin, målad på ostraka och som del av kärl skyddade Bes mödrar och barn i hemmen.
Height / Höjd
20.5 cm
Width / Bredd
15.5 cm
Depth / Djup
8.5 cm
Date - Registration
2008-09-01; 2013-10-01