Amulet of Bes

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.3 x 1.4cm (1 11/16 x 9/16in.)

Accession Number

11.796

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Deep blue glaze; perfect condition.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, communal burial in room J1 (=pillared hall 27), associated with mummy 47. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition