Amulet of Bes

Nubian
Napatan Period
690 B.C.–(?)


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, W671

Dimensions

Height: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.857

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience. Blue glaze. Openwork plaque. Bes holding two serpents and winged Isis with double crown. Back plain. Two suspension rings.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, W671. March 6, 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