Amulet of a Bes head

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 26
1539–525 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.7 x 0.8 cm (1/4 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.568

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Miniature amulet in the form of a Bes head with an Eye of Horus (wedjat) etched on the reverse side; pierced through diameter.

Provenance

From Egypt. By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer