Amulet of Bes

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street 7400, N of 7420 Chapel

Dimensions

Height: 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1086

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience, pale blue glaze. Both sides are fronts. Perfect. Figure of Bes.

Provenance

From Giza: Street 7400, N of 7420 Chapel. January 21, 1925: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition