Amulet of Bes

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7633 debris

Dimensions

Height: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1006

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience, blue glaze. Seated Bes. Broken before glazing. Back imperfectly glazed.

Provenance

From Giza: G 7633 debris. Feb. 11, 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt (accessioned 1927).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition