Amulet of Bes
New Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period
Height: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Faience; pale greenish-blue; slight glaze; double full-length, standing figure of Bes; headdress broken off; encrusted in brown.
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