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Amulet of Bes

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, NW corner of court

Dimensions

Height x width: 1.8 x 0.9 cm (11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.926

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; blue-green glaze; rudely modeled; feet broken off and missing.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, burial in the NW corner of the court. 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