Bes Plaque

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A fragment of blue faience showing part of the face of Bes. The right side of the object has a flat end, which would suggest that this object was a plaque dating to the Late Period (c. 664–332 BC). Bes is depicted with a leonine mane, sticking out tongue, and wearing a leopard skin. The object was purchased by Sir Henry Wellcome in Cairo in 1911.


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 68]

Last modified: 27 Nov 2023

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