Cosmetic Jar in the Form of the God Bes

664–525 BCE
Overall: 9.3 x 6.1 x 4.1 cm (3 11/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 5/8 in.)
Location: 107 Egyptian
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Bes was the Egyptian god of many things, including cosmetics, war, and childbirth.


Both ancient Egyptian men and women loved cosmetics. Unguents, oils, and perfumes made from aromatic plant resins and gums were obtained at great cost from distant lands. The objects identified with cosmetics were given lavish treatment. The god Bes, patron god of cosmetics, is the subject of this colorful jar.
Cosmetic Jar in the Form of the God Bes

Cosmetic Jar in the Form of the God Bes

664–525 BCE

Egypt, Late period (715–332 BCE), Dynasty 26

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