Amulet of Bes
Overall: 1.9 x 2.5 cm (3/4 x 1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of Bes is crudely crafted with incised lines that are dulled with wear. The lower part of the figure is missing. It has a rough surface with no polish and is brownish-gray.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way