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Unguent jar in the form of the head of the god Bes
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Faience (glazed composition)
H x W: 4.6 x 4.8 cm (1 13/16 x 1 7/8 in)
ca. 1539-1075 BCE
New Kingdom or later
ca. XXVI Dynasty (?)
Ointment holder in the form of a man's head.
Clay: dense, gray.
Glaze: green, applied on part of the surface.
Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1908 
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi, in Cairo, in May, 1908 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1750, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Ali Arabi (ca. 1840-1932) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
New Kingdom (ca. 1539 - 1075 BCE)
Ancient Egyptian Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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