Amulet with Bes face

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 26
1539–525 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1979.565

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Blue faience coin-shaped amulet with milled edge and openwork representation of the face of Bes. Pierced through the diameter.

Provenance

By 1979: Mrs Horace L. Mayer collection; given to the MFA by Mrs. Mayer November 1979.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horace L. Mayer