Amulet of Bes

Egyptian
Greco-Roman Period
305 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Deir

Dimensions

Width x length: 2.6 x 3.9 cm (1 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1687

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Dark blue glass head of bearded Bes; flat on back; pierced horizontally below crown for suspension.

Provenance

From Naga el-Deir, probably 1904-1905

Credit Line

Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947