Egyptian Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BC). Medium: bronze. Date: 04th Century BC. Gift of Nathaniel Spear Jr, 1985; Bes, or Bisu, was an Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households and in particular, mothers and children; Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA / Photo ? Boltin Picture Library. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.