Bes

S 323

Bes

S 323

Description

Amulets or small stelae in the form of Bes, the lion-maned spirit, a protective deity, were kept in the tombs to give special protection to the mummies. Bes was an assistant of the hippopotamus goddess of childbirth, Taweret and scared away evil demons at the moment of birth and hence was associated with new life.

Collection

Ancient Civilisations

Object Type

Sculpture

Material

Stone

Schools/Culture/Period

Egyptian Civilization

Technique

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Date

c. 12th century - 11th century BCE

Location

Egypt

Dimension

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