Amulet of Bes

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


Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Meroe, W846

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.748

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience Bes figure, faded glaze.

Provenance

From Meroe, W846 [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