Museum of Egyptian antiquities
Thursday, 20 August 2015
A happy looking Bes
Just been trying to find out more about this rather happy looking Bes. Bes was a good, protective daemon daemon (well usually). Associated with children and women in childbirth, marsh scenes, music and dance. Sometimes though he does look a bit fierce (perhaps intentionally to scar away anything bad).
Here though he looks really happy, with a chubby face and flaring nostrils.
This object is made out of faience and is probably part of a vessel shaped in the form of Bes. It probably dates to around 600BC. If you want to know more about it click here.
You can also find out about other blog posts I have written which are about this daemon by clicking on 'Bes' on the right here.