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Bes amulet

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–10 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 27

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 0.9 x 0.2cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 1/16in.)

Accession Number

22-2-460i

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Amulet, discolored and faded green faience. Squatting Bes figure.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West 27. 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition