The Statue of The God Bes
Istanbul Archaeological Museums (Tiled Kiosk)
Statue: about 600-500 BC; photo: 19th century
A large statue of dwarf God Bes is located in the Aessos Works Hall. Bes was an ancient Egyptian dwarf god. He was a complex being who was both a deity and a demonic fighter. He was a god of war, yet he was also a patron of childbirth and the home, and was associated with sexuality, humour, music and dancing. Bes also became popular with the Phoenicians and in Cyprus.
"The Statue of The God Bes" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;tr;190;en
Copyedited by: Daniel De la Vega
MWNF Working Number: TR2 186