Amulet of Bes

Egyptian
Likely Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
Possibly 305–30 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 2.8 x 2.8 cm (1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

82.192

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Large fragment of an amulet of light blue-green faience with no significant remnants of glaze; Depicts the face of the minor god Bes with characteristic leonine facial features.

Provenance

By 1882: in the possession of Dr. James Grant; 1882: given to the MFA by Dr. James Grant.
(Accession Date: September 1, 1882)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. James Grant