Bes Pendants



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. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1926. Acquired by the EES in the division of finds. Donated to the East Anglia Egyptian Society by the EES in recognition of a contribution to the EES (excavation subscription). Donated to Norwich Castle Museum. Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum in 1956 by Liverpool City Museum (now World Museum).