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Bes - Ancient Egyptian Divine Being

Bes - Ancient Egyptian Divine Being

Bes - Ancient Egyptian Divine Being

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. 

Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Level Three, Emory University 

Enjoy afternoon tea and scones as Tasha Dobbin-Bennett, assistant professor of art history at Emory’s Oxford College, explores the fascinating and complex imagery of the ancient Egyptian divine being – Bes. Often presented as a bearded dwarf, Bes also displayed leonine aspects that were at once fearsome and protective. Not only worshipped at the lowest and highest levels of society, Bes was immensely popular across time – still intriguing audiences today.

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