Amulet of Bes

Egyptian


Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.1341

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet of the head and headdress of Bes has a loop at the back for suspension. It is crudely cut, has a rough surface with no polish, and is dirty white in color.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way