Reverse view of Horus stele, with relief mask of the god Bes, above a hieroglyphic text. Reliefs of the deities Taweret, Horus, Seth, and Khnum. Bes in this context had a protective function. These stelae served to protect against attacks by harmful creatures and to cure snake bites and scorpion stings. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Ptolemaic, 4th C BC. Material Size: schist, h=11.5 cms.