Bes Figure card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Bes Figure


Currently not on display


Large sized blue glazed faience figure of Bes. Head from above the nose missing. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Incomplete, chipped, surface dirt, pitted, surface loss, surface cracks. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 9244; Purchased at Sotheby's, London, 21 July 1920 (Bryce sale), lot 25: "A Figure of Bes, 8 3/4 in. high, in blue glazed faience, the upper part of the head is missing; Roman period."