Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Besit, a protective Egyptian spirit, nursing a Bes child
Fayum, Egypt
Graeco–Roman style, 1st century CE
Terracotta
H: 17; W: 9 cm
Gift of Alice Tully, New York, to American friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: 71.16.49
 
 
Besit, a protective Egyptian spirit, is shown here sitting with crossed legs and nursing a Bes child.


Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir