Bes Pendants card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Bes Pendants


Currently not on display


A group of 15 flat backed blue faience pendants in the form of the god Bes. Bes is mostly depicted in profile beating a drum or tambourine; with three others showing him in frontal pose with his hands held at his side. Only one has an intact loop at the top for threading, all the others are broken off. Two have Tell el Amarna excavaion find numbers on the back 'TA 26/7 224' and '140'. This indicates they are not all from the same find-spots, or from the same excavation seasons.