Amulet of Bes
New Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period
Height: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Faience; brown; slight glaze; thick; suspension ring at back of headdress; full-length, standing figure of Bes.
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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way