Statuette of Beset (Besis)
- Late Period–Ptolemaic Period
- 664–30 B.C.
- From Egypt
- Cupreous metal
- H. 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.); W. 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.); D. 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Lionberger Davis, 1966
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Beset, like her husband Bes, holds a bow-legged stance with hands on thighs and wears a feather crown. She has a less animal-like and less exaggerated face. Here she is nude, although she can be dressed.
Beset is a much older figure, but becomes particularly popular in the Ptolemaic Period. She shares Bes's protective and apotropaic functions.