Bes amulet

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.5 x 1.8 cm (1 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1098

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Faience; light blue glaze; good condition. Standing figure of Bes.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J1 (pillared hall 27), lot a, near feet of mummy 56. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition