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0126135

Stele of the God Bes, Ptolemaic or Roman Period, 4th century B.C.–A.D. 1st century, Egypt. made from painted limestone. Bes waves a knife in one hand and in the other grasps a snake, whose long tail curls up toward a round shape, probably the god's tambourine. A hole remains where a large erect phallus would have been inserted.

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Stele of the God Bes, Ptolemaic or Roman Period, 4th century B.C.–A.D. 1st century, Egypt. made from painted limestone. Bes waves a knife in one hand and in the other grasps a snake, whose long tail curls up toward a round shape, probably the god's tambourine. A hole remains where a large erect phallus would have been inserted.