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Liana Miate
published on 11 May 2017

Statue of Bes. Probably late 18th Dynasty, about 1300 BCE. Said to be from Akhmim, Egypt. From The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

Several gods were associated with music, including Bes, the protector of the household and family. He is usually depicted as dancing and playing the tambourine. Sticking his tongue out and hammering his drum, he would have repelled evil forces.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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