Amulet of Bes

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W493

Dimensions

Height: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23.773

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience. Blue glaze. Incrusted with brown.

Provenance

From Meroe: W 493 [Excav. date] March, 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