Amulet of Bes
Overall: 2.2 x 1.1 x 0.5 cm (7/8 x 7/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of Bes is worked on both sides. The standing figure is executed in openwork. It is pierced vertically for suspension. Polished, dull brick-red.
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