The exhibition ‘Bes, a little god in Ancient Egypt’ does not focus on the Egyptian elite culture or the death cult. Bes played a role in daily life and among people: from pharaohs to slaves, from pregnant women to frightened children and from warring soldiers to happy revelers.

With its crooked, short legs, its outstretched tongue, feather head and fat belly, Bes is a recognizable figure from Ancient Egypt. Popular as he was, he was depicted on amulets, furniture, columns, vases and crockery and as a small or large statue.

Commissioned by
Marleen Bos
Spatial Design
Marleen Bos
Mirjam Debets