Unique Large BES Egyptian god of joy, childbirth, fertility – Hand made Altar statue in Egypt
Bes was a widely worshipped deity in ancient Egypt and was believed to be the deity of music, merriment, and childbirth. As such, Bes was thought to be a protector of children, and depictions of him were frequently seen in the bedrooms of ancient Egyptian households. His unruly beard, lion?s mask, loud instruments, and wild dancing were all thought to drive away any evil spirits that attempted to infiltrate the house. Additionally, Bes was thought to be a protector of both couples and pregnant women, and was commonly worshipped by ancient Egyptian newlyweds.
Bes was consistently shown as a dwarf-like being, with arms much too long for his body. This depiction of what the ancient Egyptians viewed as an ?imperfect? human is very unusual among artwork of deities, and it is theorized that his stature is the result of corruption from his encounters with malevolent spirits.
Length : 11.5 inch
Height : 25 inch
#Material : WoodX
- From Egypt
- Additional information
Egyptology Store Policies
Returns & Exchanges
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund or exchange the product for another one (only pay the shipping cost).
You can return a product for up to 14 days from the date you received it.
Any product you return must be in the same condition you received it and in the original packaging. Please keep the receipt.
Customs & Import
All customs fees and importing fees are covered by the customer. Please contact us for more information if you aren't sure about the custom and import fees in your country.
From the Heart of Egyptto Your Home