Amulet of Bes

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J2

Dimensions

Height x width: 2.2 x 9 cm (7/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1105

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; green glaze; good condition.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J2 (sloping corridor 28). 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