Amulet of Bes
Napatan Period, reign of Piankhy (Piye)
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), El-Kurru, Ku 53
Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Blue glazed faience. Standing figure with multiple feather crown flanked by uraei. Reverse plain. Broken and mended.
From el-Kurru, Ku. 53 (tomb of Queen Tabiry). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: January 1, 1924)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition