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Bell with the face of the god Bes

Egyptian
Late Period


Dimensions

Height x diameter: 7.5 x 5 cm (2 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1666

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Egyptian Late Period Gallery (Gallery 216)

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Musical Instruments, The Ancient World

Classifications

Idiophones

Head of Bes; a crouching animal on top; an ichneumon on each side. Much corroded.

Provenance

Said to be from Karnak. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund