Amulet of Bes

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.508

Medium or Technique

Blue paste

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue paste amulet of the god Bes, standing and wearing a feathered headdress. It is remarkable for its completeness and quality of detail. Loop behind the head for suspension on a necklace.

Provenance

By 1973: Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hanes, Winston-Salem, NC; given to the MFA by Mr. and Mrs. Hanes September 12, 1973.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hanes