Amulet of Bes

Nubian
New Kingdom to Late Dynastic Period
1550–343 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W609, No. 14

Dimensions

Height: 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.821

Medium or Technique

Soapstone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Soapstone. Figure carved on both sides. Worn.

Provenance

From Meroe: W 609, No.14 [Excav. date] March 9, 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition